New iPhone 5 is Less Toxic than popular smartphones

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iphone 5 toxic testNew Research conducted by iFixit and to see which phone is less toxic. While testing 36 most popular smartphones are used to check which one is less or more toxic.

Here are the details of research: researchers took apart 36 phones and submitted their components to X-ray fluorescence spectrometry–a process that determines the chemical composition of a material. The researchers then rated and ranked the phones on a scale of 0 – 5, lowest being best, in three ways: by chemical (for each of 12 commonly found hazardous chemicals, such as bromine, mercury, and lead), by component (case, screen, solder, circuit board, etc.), and overall.

By overall ranking, six of the 36 phones are of “low concern” (including the iPhone 5, the Motorola Citrus, and the Samsung Captivate). Twenty-four of the phones are of “medium concern” (including the Samsung Eternity, the Motorola Droid X, and the BlackBerry Curve 8530). The remaining six phones are of “high concern” (including the Nokia N95 and iPhone 2G).

Below is the chart to analyze

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