Apple bans the use of toxic chemicals in its products
August 15 , 2014
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.