Lead free Apple displays

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by aafuss1, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. aafuss1 macrumors 68000

    aafuss1

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    According to HardMac/MacBidouille, the Apple Cinema displays have been revised-they are now lead free (to comply with the EU ROSH directive).
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Good. It was kind of surprising that they went and dropped just about all their CRTs and hadn't followed through with this step.
     
  3. pionata macrumors 6502

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  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    No lead (the metal) used in manufacture. Lead-free solder and components are a little harder to work with, so companies had been avoiding the switch.

    Now if they could just get around to mercury-free backlights...
     
  5. jhero macrumors 6502

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    Does having lead in the displays cause health issues?
     
  6. mo-ca macrumors member

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    yes ... it could be dangerous ... ;)
     
  7. barneygumble macrumors 6502a

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    Are you planning on ingesting your display?:p
     
  8. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    isn't the cause for alarm more for disposal and who may be around it rather than the actual user of the display while it is still in use?;)
     
  9. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Come on – who hasn't licked their Apple hardware from time to time? ;)
     
  10. stevep macrumors 6502a

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    Well I never have, but I have to admit that some things in Windows XP have me licked from time to time.
     

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