Pressure Group Claims Hazardous Chemicals May Leave Apple Workers With Cancer and Nerve Damage

By Gary Cutlack on at

Non-profit organisation Green America says the masses of Chinese workers who assemble our fancy playthings are at risk of developing cancer and other serious conditions, thanks to poor training in how to safely use the chemicals involved in whacking together iPads and the like.

Green America wants Apple's "socially-conscious consumers" to think about the poor factory workers stuck assembling tech products before they buy their next incrementally superior Apple product upgrade, claiming that Apple could easily afford to spend a little more money to build its devices and demand its suppliers use less dangerous chemicals in their facilities.

The key grumble is that some workers aren't trained properly or given access to adequate safety clothing, claims denied by Apple. [Telegraph]