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Apple bans 'toxins' used in iPhone, iPad assembly

Posted at 7:52 AM, Aug 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-15 10:52:43-04

On Thursday, Apple announced it's banning a pair of "toxins" used in the factories that produce iPhones and iPads.

The announcement came after an investigation by the company into 22 of its manufacturing centers—where benzene and n-hexane were found to be used in four.

Apple is still allowing the chemicals to be used in early production stages at a reduced level, according to the company. See this Newsy video report for more details: