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Friday, July 27, 2007

Are Chinese Cell Phones Deadly, Too?

It has emerged through thousands of news and government reports that food and other goods made in China can prove toxic, poisonous -- even deadly. U.S. consumers have already learned to avoid Chinese toothpaste. But what about cell phones? A typical cell phone contains heavy, toxic metals such as lead and beryllium, poisonous flame retardants like bromide and enough cadmium to contaminate thousands of gallons of water. It's difficult and expensive to use these ingredients without exposing the user to toxins. Chinese cell phone manufacturing is unregulated, and nobody is testing imports coming in. Will that exotic new Chinese cell phone you just bought on eBay explode in your face, give you cancer or COOK YOUR BRAIN?


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