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Old Oct 23rd, 2007, 04:17 PM   #1
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iPhone = toxic phone?

Scientific tests reveal iPhone contains hazardous chemicals and materials, says Greenpeace
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Old Oct 23rd, 2007, 04:27 PM   #2
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Don't say that too loud around here, the tree huggers on this board tend to turn a blind eye to Apple's environmental practices.
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The intelligent ones on this board will know that it is pure FUD, and Greenpeace is only attacking Apple to get into the headlines.

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Old Oct 23rd, 2007, 04:46 PM   #4
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Apple's rev.B iPhone is rumoured to have a warning label clearly stating "Not to be taken internally".
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Old Oct 23rd, 2007, 05:04 PM   #5
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i think that greenpeace has some valid points, and i think that there exists a happy medium somewhere between completely harmless iphones and those being manufactured now. that happy medium involves looking at the known and possible negative consequences (whether environmental, social or economic... our economy does depend on the environment) of using the substances in question, and the alternatives to these substances.

while it is true that greenpeace is targeting a high profile company, it is also true that greenpeace's commitment to member funding instead of government/corporate funding forces them to make a big splash with the funding that they do have.

i would like a cleaner environment (and in turn a saner economy and healthier society) AND an apple computer, and i would like to think that these won't continue to be mutually exclusive.
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Old Nov 1st, 2007, 09:24 PM   #6
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I'd be more worried about lead in kids toys...I'll note that I should not order an iPhone for lunch. Did they test other phones? Greenpeace and PETA get filed in my
"Don't care what they EVER have to say" file...
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Old Nov 2nd, 2007, 06:46 PM   #7
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I'd be more worried about lead in kids toys...I'll note that I should not order an iPhone for lunch. Did they test other phones? Greenpeace and PETA get filed in my
"Don't care what they EVER have to say" file...
Did anyone happen to notice that the battery is glued AND soldered to the iphone's motherboard? Won't that make it harder to recycle?; replace the battery? Where will all those iphones go when the battery dies?
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Old Nov 2nd, 2007, 11:52 PM   #8
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I wonder if Steve Jobs is going to write another "**** You Greenpeace" ... er ... I mean "Greener Apple" letter over this.
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Old Nov 3rd, 2007, 09:02 AM   #9
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I wonder if Steve Jobs is going to write another "**** You Greenpeace" ... er ... I mean "Greener Apple" letter over this.
Meh! Global warming/sharming. Environmental/shmental.
Right?
Most people who can read don't think so.
Most people who can read,and don't have a financial interest in ignoring the data and research and thousands of scientists who say that our conspicuous consumption is ruining our natural world (drinking water, air, soil) - think so.
Is there some technical difficulty that prevents apple from installing a battery that can be removed for recycling - not glued and soldered to the motherboard of the iphone? Phalates damage reproductive organs. Once those headphones reach the landfill, where do you think those phalates will go? Where do you think the millions of iphones will go once their batteries are all dead?
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Old Nov 3rd, 2007, 09:09 AM   #10
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Apple's rev.B iPhone is rumoured to have a warning label clearly stating "Not to be taken internally".
I don't know how many times I've caught myself with my headphone cord in my mouth, finding out that it is toxic is kind of scary.
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