Beth Buczynski

Apple Criticized for Toxic Chemicals in Smartphone Sweatshops

by , 03/15/14
filed under: Inhabitots

Bad Apple, Green America, Apple factories, Chinese factories, Apple workers, smartphone sweatshops, toxic chemicals, Inhabitots

Apple is known for its sleek design and pristine stores. Engaging with Apple products feels like stepping into the future, so why is the company’s treatment of workers stuck in the Stone Age? Apple employs around 1.5 million people within supplier factories in China, and on a daily basis these workers are exposed to a slew of toxic chemicals. Some of the substances are known carcinogens and reproductive toxins, while others are completely untested, and could carry all sorts of health consequences for the people feeding our smartphone addiction. Green America in partnership with The Nation and China Labor Watch have launched a new “Bad Apple” campaign protesting the appalling factory practices at Apple. Follow the link below to add your name to the petition.

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