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Missed call: the iPhone's hazardous chemicals When will promises of a greener Apple bear fruit? 15 October 2007 International — Scientific tests, arranged by Greenpeace, reveal that Apple's  iPhone contains hazardous chemicals. The tests uncovered two types of  hazardous substances, some of which have already been eliminated by other  mobile phone makers.  In May, due to our successful  Green my Apple campaign  Steve Jobs, the boss of  Apple, claimed: "Apple is ahead of, or will soon be ahead of, most of its  competitors" on environmental issues. We watched closely when the iPhone was launched in June for any mention of  the green features of the phone from Apple. There was none. So we bought a new iPhone in June and sent it our Research Laboratories in the  UK. Analysis revealed that the iPhone contains toxic brominated compounds  (indicating the prescence of brominated flame retardants (BFRs)) and hazardous  PVC. The findings are detailed in the report, " Missed call: the iPhone's   hazardous chemicals " There have been thousands of media articles about the iPhone. Few of them  have discussed the phone's environmental credentials. Check out our video of 
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2011 for the course POLT 407 taught by Professor Siggelakis during the Spring '10 term at New Hampshire.

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