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Apple Accused of Evading Concerns over Pollution in China

Photo Courtesy - Apple(BEIJING) – Apple has been accused of avoiding inquiries into pollution and occupational health hazards in China, reports the Financial Times.

A Chinese environmental group has ranked Apple last on a list of 29 multinational technology companies based on how they addressed concerns over such hazards at their factories, calling the company’s unresponsiveness evasive.

The report comes after a year-long effort by the group to change environmental and safety practices at the companies.

Also on the lower end of the list are technology giants Nokia, LG, SingTel, Sony and Ericsson.

None, however, were hit harder than Apple, who the group claims did not respond to questions regarding a poisoning incident at a facility that produces touchscreen modules for Apple.

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