Benzene

Apple finally ends benzene use in factories

Apple finally ends benzene use in factories After months of petitions and investigations, Apple decided to pull the use of benzene from its production. Attention to the issue first came this March when groups began protesting after reports of Chinese workers falling ill. Many companies, including Samsung and Apple, use benzene in production of their products and in […]

Texas communities fight back against benzene emissions

Texas communities fight back against benzene emissions Oil refineries bring economic growth to the areas they inhabit, but residents question whether the boom is worth the price. For those living along the 54-mile stretch of coast between Galveston and Houston, the health risks currently outshine the benefits. This area is lined with city-like refineries and […]

PA fracking damaged water supplies more than 200 times in six years

PA fracking damaged water supplies more than 200 times in six years After years of withholding information, the Department of Environmental Protection released a spreadsheet outlining where oil and gas negatively affected water supplies in Pennsylvania communities. The damaged supplies mark a small percentage compared to the amount of oil and gas wells drilled since […]

Groups ask Apple to end benzene use in production

Groups ask Apple to end benzene use in production Some of our favorite products are created with chemicals harmful to the workers in production. Apple and Samsung, two major providers of smart phones, use a known carcinogen in their factories and 80 human rights and environmental groups from 27 countries say it’s time to stop. The […]

Fracking site releases unsafe amount of cancer-causing benzene

Fracking site releases unsafe amount of cancer-causing benzene The subject of fracking is met by strong opinions either for or against. While many believe it’s an excellent way to release natural gas, others feel it’s too dangerous and the consequences too severe. Typical arguments against fracking claim it can pollute the water supply if the acidic […]

Groups protest use of benzene in China after cases of leukemia reported

Groups protest use of benzene in China after cases of leukemia reported Every day, Chinese factory workers arrive and begin to assemble some of the world’s most coveted items- including iPhones- and risk their life from exposure to benzene. Many electronics companies use the cancer-causing chemical in the production of their products under close supervision. […]

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