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Flame Retardant Industry Disputes Greenpeace’s iPhone Report

8:32 AM MDT | October 30, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Chemical industry groups are disputing a recent Greenpeace report detailing tests done to identify hazardous chemicals in Apple’s iPhone. The groups say that none of the chemicals in the report are found at levels that are illegal in the U.S. or abroad. Phthalates and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) are among the chemicals targeted by Greenpeace. Out of Compliance?: Groups debate toxicity. The Greenpeace report details testing done at its research laboratories in Exeter, U.K., which found that the phone complies with the European Union’s Reduction...

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