high traces of a lead in macpro?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sean00, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. sean00 macrumors newbie

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    So i read this in another forum i wonder if you guys no anything about this or is it complete BS?

    "I am the resident Mac Guru on these forums - you can drop me a PM if you want, but I'd honestly advise against buying a mac right now til they clean up their manufacturing. Currently the dye used in plastics for the current macbook & macbook range were found to contain high traces of a lead based dye substance (china have been at it again). Apple have so far kept tight lipped over the whole ordeal and are continuing to sell their tainted stock.

    STEER CLEAR AT ALL COSTS."
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Without evidence, we are going to call the obvious b.s.
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    i also call BS. apple claims to be one of the safest and environment friendly companies in the world!! BSBSBS
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Watch out, licking the machines and chewing the plastics cords and cases can lead to lead poisoning.

    Of course, with the new aluminum macs, you need to also watch out for broken teeth when you chew on the corners.
     
  5. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    Best thing to do is avoid all products from China

    (Problem is, that leaves you with nothing) :D
     
  6. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Why do people keep complaining about China? It's not like everyone in US make quality things either. Go look at the auto industry.
     
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  8. arkitect macrumors 603

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    How about a link?
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  10. schalkse macrumors member

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    LOL. That almost made me pee my pants. :p
     
  11. colmaclean macrumors 68000

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    My MBP already contains high traces of Led (Zeppelin)...
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    Oh please besides and even if this was true (which it isn't) its not going to hurt you unless you decide to start eating your computer. There's lots of hazardous stuff in a computer, that doesn't mean you should avoid it, just avoid eating/licking/tasting your computer :p
     
  13. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    smelling on the other hand... thats allowed (thank god). it smells AmaZInG!
     
  14. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    Lead weighs alot....if there was even a little in the mac pro you would notice the weight increase.

    lead offers no advantage over aluminum, matter in fact it has quite a few disadvantages....

    being toxic
    heavy
    expensive
     
  15. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    umm i dont know if you have ever lifted a MacPro before, but they are really really heavy!!! i donno there might be a bit of lead in there :rolleyes:
     
  16. feelthefire macrumors 6502a

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    Lead used in dyes would not impact the weight of the computer unless they somehow filled it with liquid dye.

    As far as this guy goes, I sure hope he never used a CRT monitor, cause those things are FULL of mercury.
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    I like to spoon with mine :eek:
     
  18. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    thats allowed in a few states and countries. i hope your in one that allows it :D
     
  19. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    So, those who love their MacPros shouldn't LUUUUUUUUUUV their MacPros. And stop licking them.

    Jesus, lead (also mercury, arsenic, etc.) exists and is used in manufacturing . As long as you DON'T inhale or ingest particulate lead, you'll be fine.
     
  20. applebook macrumors 6502a

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    We should inhale and ingest lead? :confused: :p
     
  21. tallguy macrumors regular

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    Honestly I wouldn't be surprised. I think if people look hard enough they can find things that can harm us in almost every sort of product. If this does become somewhat official though I would expect Apple to do something for the people who bought the "tainted" macbooks.
     
  22. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Everyone knows that's it's not healthy to eat your Mac. Go get a Big Mac if you're looking for something more healthy.
     
  23. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    OOPS - forgot the "don't"
     
  24. John.B macrumors 601

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    If you read up on the EU's RoHS directive, you'll find that many companies do manufacture electronics without using lead, mercury, cadmium, etc.
     
  25. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    I'm going to lick a Mac Pro so I can get lead poisoning. :D
     

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