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wvoutlaw2002

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Apple Mac Pro emits benzene?!
« on: October 18, 2008, 01:35:10 pm »
Apple, if Christine Todd Whitman escapes prosecution for putting the 9/11 workers at risk and causing them to die before their time, then you need not worry about getting sued or prosecuted.

http://blogs.zdnet.com/Apple/?p=2319

September 30th, 2008
Toxic Mac Pro’s emitting benzene?

Posted by Jason D. O'Grady @ 9:25 am

Mac Pro owners, listen up.

A french newspaper Liberation.fr has published a report (English translation) stating that Mac Pro owners run the risk of getting diseases as dangerous as leukemia (blood cancer) simply by using their computer. The newspaper was warned by a national agency scientist that the smell (already detected by many Mac Pro users on Apple forums) is actually toxic, composed of several toxins, including benzene.

An Apple Core reader requesting anonymity, sends the following details:

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    Here’s a proof that the smell problem was previously known, check this page.

    The real news here is that the smell is toxic… but still no official answer from Apple. I’ve submitted this piece of news to let english-speaking Mac Pro users know about it (since it was published in french). Libération is a very well known newspaper in France, it’s not a blog or anything like that, so normally you should be able to trust this article.

    I just called AppleCare (in France). They confirmed the problem but they told me it only concerned Mac Pros built before 2008 (without mentioning if being built in China was a condition, as suspected by users on the Apple forums). Mine is early 2008 so I should not worry they said.

    When I asked them to send me this answer in written form, even by e-mail, they refused. They put me on hold for 40 minutes to forward me to the customer relations service, but apparently they didn’t want to talk to me so I got instead a level 2 technical agent who told me the exact same thing: don’t worry, we guess your Mac Pro is safe, but we can’t confirm in written form which Mac Pro have toxicity problems until Apple decides to communicate about it. Apple did nothing since they knew of this problem, which may be in the beginning of 2007, so we can still wait very long for any change in their policy…

    The fact that my Mac Pro may not be concerned is not the problem I have with their answer. The problem is that I could very well own one of those toxic Mac Pro and never know about it, with Apple never issuing a Mac Pro recall to prevent serious health problems. Considering the problem exists for more than a year, some people have been knowingly exposed to toxins, and if some of them ever develop a blood cancer it will not be before some years, and Apple will silently get out of this problem. This problem is as bad for Apple as the contaminated milk problem for China, and it may very well be the first scandal of this kind in the computer industry.

    Apple doesn’t want to confirm which Mac Pro have a problem because they know users could sue them for this reason. I invite all Mac Pro owners around the world to send a letter to Apple and ask them which Mac Pro have the toxicity problem, in written form. If Apple doesn’t change its methods very fast, a class-action lawsuit may unfortunately be the next step…

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Re: Apple Mac Pro emits benzene?!
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2008, 04:44:44 pm »
But it's sooooooo trendy!

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Re: Apple Mac Pro emits benzene?!
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2008, 04:47:44 pm »
But it's sooooooo trendy!

oooh, maybe benzene and fluoride will be a ben and jerry's flavor next  ::)

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Re: Apple Mac Pro emits benzene?!
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2008, 04:55:41 pm »


  This doesn't deter me.  I have never had a problem with any of our Apple computers.  I detect no smells out of my computers.

  "We all gotta die of something"

                       -Joyce Lynn Elders, Surgeon General for President Clinton
I'M A DEPLORABLE KNUCKLEHEAD THAT SUPPORTS PRESIDENT TRUMP.  MAY GOD BLESS HIM AND KEEP HIM SAFE.

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Re: Apple Mac Pro emits benzene?!
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2008, 05:02:06 pm »
I just got a WD 300GB external hard drive, and since I got it, i've had a weird smell coming from it, like an acrid, stinging chemical smell. It was made in "Malaysia or Thailand" (seriously, that's what the label says, lol). What does Benzene smell like?

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Re: Apple Mac Pro emits benzene?!
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2008, 01:18:38 am »
My hands start burning after I've been on my MacBook Laptop for too long...anyone else have this problem?
Really burning, like they've been in an x-ray machine, and my fingers tingle
It gets so bad I have to go put my hands in some cool grass...
I recently got an external keyboard and it's better now.

wvoutlaw2002

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Re: Apple Mac Pro emits benzene?!
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2008, 01:38:26 am »
My hands start burning after I've been on my MacBook Laptop for too long...anyone else have this problem?
Really burning, like they've been in an x-ray machine, and my fingers tingle
It gets so bad I have to go put my hands in some cool grass...
I recently got an external keyboard and it's better now.

Do you use wifi on the MacBook? If so, maybe the radiation from the wifi is what's causing the burning sensation. Isn't wifi radiation about equal to cellphone radiation?

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Re: Apple Mac Pro emits benzene?!
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2008, 01:42:52 am »
No, but i do have wireless...
My macBook is really beat up...gets kicked around alot in my life style. Maybe it's warped?  I use it way too much doing indy film work...hours and hours at a time.   
Also has 180 gigs inside, maybe it's just too hot.

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Re: Apple Mac Pro emits benzene?!
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2008, 01:58:51 am »
See you Mac freaks, at least PCs don't kill you.

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Re: Apple Mac Pro emits benzene?!
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2008, 02:03:45 am »
But we die so cleverly! So artistically stripped down and compactly! Death by Mac is very streamlined...

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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2008, 02:06:13 am »
No, but i do have wireless...
My macBook is really beat up...gets kicked around alot in my life style. Maybe it's warped?  I use it way too much doing indy film work...hours and hours at a time.   
Also has 180 gigs inside, maybe it's just too hot.

Could be overheated. I know my laptop used to get hot, and I use it constantly. However it runs pretty cool now since I got a Belkin cooling pad which is powered thru the laptop's USB ports. I don't know if a cooling pad would help in your case. But before I had the cooling pad, my laptop would shut down when reaching a critical temperature level. But now it doesn't get that hot.

A lot of people think the best laptop Apple ever made was the PowerBook G3 Pismo. I was gonna buy a PowerBook G3 Lombard (Lombard was entry-level, and Pismo was primo level) a few years ago on eBay, but the seller refunded my money when he found out something was wrong with it before he shipped it.

If something ever happens to this laptop, I think I'll just get an Asus EeePC with a huge solid state drive and put Linux on it.

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Re: Apple Mac Pro emits benzene?!
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2008, 02:07:38 am »
Dude you are way out of my league.
I just buy the pretty puter right off the show room floor...
thanks for the feedback!

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Re: Apple Mac Pro emits benzene?!
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2008, 02:08:30 am »
But we die so cleverly! So artistically stripped down and compactly! Death by Mac is very streamlined...

But only about 5% of the population gets to die that way.

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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2008, 02:13:29 am »
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But only about 5% of the population gets to die that way.

Had any viruses lately?????   (deconstruct says smugly)

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Re: Apple Mac Pro emits benzene?!
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2008, 02:24:37 am »
Had any viruses lately?????   (deconstruct says smugly)

Actually, no.

You do realize that virus writers don't waste their time on Macs because they're only about 5% of the market, don't you?
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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2008, 02:30:53 am »
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You do realize that virus writers don't waste their time on Macs because they're only about 5% of the market, don't you?

Uhhh, Roger that, and uh, that's a good thing!

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Re: Apple Mac Pro emits benzene?!
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2008, 03:06:19 am »
Uhhh, Roger that, and uh, that's a good thing!

Right, but the point is not that Macs are "more secure", but that they aren't under attack like PCs are.
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Re: Apple Mac Pro emits benzene?!
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2008, 03:07:01 am »
Yep