Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Jobs is dead, but Apple carries on

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From: "The Nation Magazine" <emails@emails.thenation.com>
Date: Mar 12, 2014 6:18 PM
Subject: Tell Apple to Protect Its Workers From Toxic Chemicals
To: "TERRY TRAVERS" <trrytrvrs@gmail.com>

 
The Nation Magazine

Dear Friend of the Nation,

Seventy-five percent of the world’s population owns a cell phone, billions of which are made in China. As the demand for cheaper consumer electronics grows, workers are paying the price.

The Nation is joining Green America to call on industry leader Apple to commit to eliminating benzene, n-hexane and other harmful chemicals from its supply chain. Will you join us?

There are hundreds of chemicals that are routinely used in electronics manufacturing processes in China—some are known carcinogens and reproductive toxins, and others are largely untested. Manufacturers do not readily disclose the chemicals they use and factories regularly do not provide adequate training or protective gear. Workers exposed to these dangerous chemicals can develop cancer, leukemia, nerve damage, liver and kidney failure, and reproductive health issues.

With millions of people working in its supplier factories, Apple’s leadership on this issue could make a big difference. Join The Nation and Green America in calling on Apple to commit to eliminating toxic chemicals from its supply chain.

All best,

Sarah Arnold

 
 

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