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    Greenpeace -Get a life!

    November 6th, 2007 byPhilip Nicosia

    From Yahoo News

    MacNN reports that Greenpeace is planning a rally during Apple’s launch of the iPhone in Europe to protest the use of alleged toxic chemicals in the device, including brominated flame retardants.

    The environmental campaigners argue that tests conducted by its UK labs reveal the presence of PVCs and brominated flame retardants (BFRs), both potentially dangerous compounds, which although within the legal limits, the use of which could have been avoided.

    Zeina Alhajj, campaign co-ordinator for Greenpeace, told EE Times “The iPhone is a unique product and for us it is a missed opportunity for Apple to combine the innovation of the product with a green performance. If Apple really wants to reinvent the phone, it needs to design out all hazardous substances and materials from its handsets and peripherals”.

    Apple aren’t doing anything illegal. They are already committed to eliminate the use of PVC and brominated flame retardants in its products by the end of next year. Why pick on the iPhone? Because they know all the hype around the iPhone will give them publicity.

    Get a life Greenpeace! That’s what I say.


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