iPhone Toxicity Allegations
Now California's Center for Environmental Health has filed legal notice of a potential lawsuit against the computer maker because of toxic compounds that are said to be contained in the device. The CEH is basing the notice on a Greenpeace report saying that the device contains Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs). Apple says that it will discontinue the use of such chemicals by the end of 2008.
The Californian complaint asks that Apple label the device or discontinue the use of the compounds. Apple has 60 days to respond before the CEH can file a lawsuit.
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung