Whistleblower urges Boeing to ground all 787 Dreamliners after safety warning

Whistleblower has urged Boeing to ground every 787 Dreamliner jet worldwide after warning they are at risk of premature failure, alleging that the manufacturing giant took shortcuts to reduce production bottlenecks while making it. He also raised issues about the production of the 777, another wide-body jet.

American Chipmakers Had a Toxic Problem. Then They Outsourced It (Suppliers)

Companies in the semiconductor industry accussed of outsourcing chip manufacture using the highly toxic chemicals “ethylene glycol ethers”, or EGEs in South Korea after 1995, when such substances were banned in their domicile for causing diseases such as cancer, miscarriages, leukemia, infertility and others.


Apple faces pollution storm in China

Group of 36 Chinese environmental groups issue report, accusing electronics companies, especially Apple, of failing to address concerns over pollution and worker health issues in factories supplying its components.

Pulling the plug on dirty electronics

Greenpeace accuses major electronics companies for using unrecyclable and toxic materials in their products causing pollution and health hazards in poor Asian countries where electronics are discarded.