Error
  • JUser::_load: Unable to load user with id: 67

Featured Articles

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

Research firm IHS got hold of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone and took it apart to the last bolt to figure out…

More...
Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has finally gone on sale and it can be yours for €699, which is quite a lot of…

More...
Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel has added a load of Haswell refresh parts to its official price list and there really aren’t any surprises to…

More...
Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

During his appearance at PAX East panel and confirmed on Twitter, Titanfall developer Respawn confirmed that the first DLC pack for…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 02 October 2008 17:05

Apple odor can give you Leukemia

Written by

Image

Mac Pro allegedly releases toxic odor


Just weeks
after making peace with Greenpeace, Apple is again in the center of an environmental, or should we say health controversy.

French daily Liberation has published claims by an anonymous researcher from the French National Centre for Scientific Research, who tested his foul smelling Mac Pro in the lab. The researcher found that the unpleasant odor contained several chemicals, including benzene, a sweet smelling carcinogen linked to leukemia.

"Benzene can affect the bone marrow. Imagine a person working eight hours a day for two months, inhaling such vapors, sensitive people could very well develop leukemia, " said Annie Leszkowicz, expert in chemical risks with the French Agency for the safety of the environment and labor.

Apparently the issue was first reported back in December 2007, on Apple forums, here. Many users reported the issue, some claiming the funny odor caused headaches and nausea. The smell was described as "musty", "rotting carpet", "new car smell," while one user even said his Mac Pro smelled of weed.

Apple has not denied the accusations, but claims it has found nothing to substantiate them either and it is still investigating the issue.

You can find the Liberation article here.


Last modified on Friday, 03 October 2008 05:04

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments