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Apple bans the use of toxic chemicals in its products

  • Lisa Jackson, Vice President of environmental initiatives at Apple, announced that two toxic chemicals, benzene and n-hexane, would not be used in the manufacturing of its electronic products.

    The chemical n-hexane can cause nerve damage to workers who may receive prolonged exposure to significant doses and Benzene is a known carcinogen.

    Concerns have previously been raised about the treatment of workers at Apple (AAPL) manufacturing plants. Apple, in a recent investigation of 22 of its factories, concluded that there was “no evidence of workers’ health being put at risk.” The investigation took place as a response to questions raised about the health and safety of workers at Apple’s manufacturing sites. 

    Tagged as: Apple, n-hexane, Benzene, toxic chemicals, Business news