Apple reduces use of dangerous chemicals in iPhone assembly

Apple today announced that it is reducing the amount of hazardous chemicals used in assembly process for the iPhone and iPad. Apple has banned the use of benzene and n-hexane during the final part of assembly.

By Alex Choros

Apple today announced that it is reducing the amount of hazardous chemicals used in assembly process for the iPhone and iPad. Apple has banned the use of benzene and n-hexane during the final part of assembly.

The usage of benzene and n-hexane will still be allowed in the early production phase of its devices, but Apple is lowering the maximum amount of the two chemicals that can be used.

Benzene is carcinogenic, and has been linked to leukaemia, and n-hexane has been linked to nerve damage. These chemicals are found in cleaners used on electronics, as well as gasoline, cigarettes, paints and glues.

Source: MacRumours

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