Study on Toxic Chemicals in Mobile Phones : 36 Phones Tested for Lead, Mercury, Hazardous Flame Retardants and other harmful chemicals.
October 3rd, 2012 -- For the first time the Ann Arbor-based Ecology Center teamed up with technology gurus at ifixit.com to research toxic chemicals in 36 different cell phones, including the recently released iPhone 5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S III. The iPhone 5 ranked 5th, versus its primary competitor, Samsung Galaxy S III, which ranked 9th. The most toxic phone tested was the iPhone 2G.
What Chemicals Did We Test for?
HealthyStuff.org tested jewelry for chemicals based on their toxicity or suspected toxicity, persistence, and/or tendency to build up in people and the environment. These chemicals, including lead, cadmium, arsenic, mercury and bromine and chlorine (PVC) have been linked in animal and some human studies to acute allergies and to long-term health impacts such as birth defects, impaired learning, liver toxicity, and cancer.
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