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Apple bans benzene and n-hexane from final product assembly

10:13 AM MDT | August 14, 2014 | Rebecca Coons

Apple announced today that it will ban the use of benzene and n-hexane in the final assembly of its electronics as part of a renewed effort to eliminate unsafe work conditions since the addition of ex-EPA chief Lisa Jackson as v.p./environmental initiatives in May 2013. Apple previously phased out the use of polyvinyl chloride in its power cords, as well as mercury in its displays and brominated flame retardants in enclosures. “Our history proves that the electronics industry can make use of green chemistry,” Jackson says. “It’s time now...

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