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Green appliances: a buyer’s guide

Green home appliances: a buyer’s guide

Hannah Corr

24th January, 2012

Thinking of trading in your old fridge? We’ve got the lowdown on how to get hold of electricals that are genuinely green
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Risks of mobile phones to children are being 'downplayed'

Vicky Fobel, MobileWise

14th November, 2011

Industry repeats the mantra 'children should be discouraged from using mobiles excessively' while doing nothing to ensure it happens, says Vicky Fobel from the campaign group MobileWise more...
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Wired but tired: is modern life draining your energy?

Samantha Swift

1st July, 2011

Could ‘electrical pollution’ and EMFs have consequences for your health? Samantha Swift reports more...
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Do mobile phones really cause cancer?

Eifion Rees

7th June, 2011

Consumers have been left confused by the latest study on the links between mobile phone use and brain cancer. Eifion Rees reports on the struggle to find answers more...
The Story of Electronics

The Story of Stuff: Electronics

Tom Levitt

10th November, 2010

The latest film from the 'Story of Stuff' team focuses on consumer electronics and the problems of waste, recycling and toxic components more...
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Low-cost e-waste recycling in China releasing catalogue of pollutants

Ecologist

3rd September, 2010

The world's growing waste mountain of mobile phones, computers and other electronic goods is being illegally recycled in unregulated and primitive conditions in China and causing significant toxic pollution more...
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Uncertainity over mobile phone and brain cancer links

Ecologist

18th May, 2010

Largest study to date finds increased tumour risk for heavy mobile phone users but says 'biases and errors' make use of these findings impossible more...
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Mobile phone metals fuelling Congo war

Ecologist

17th February, 2010

Technology companies should be honest with customers about the origin of the metals in their products, says NGO Global Witness more...
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French want to ban mobile phones in schools

Ecologist

13th October, 2009

Mobile phones could soon be banned in junior schools in France, under plans put forward by French senators more...
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Mobile phone safe radiation guide published

Ecologist

16th September, 2009

US agency publishes radiation ranking for top brands including Motorola, Blackberry and Apple iPhone more...
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Mobile phones and health: what do we know?

Yanar Alkayat

21st July, 2009

In a matter of months, an Irish mobile network will launch 'Firefly' - the mobile phone for kids. With even official Government advice against such a move, Yanar Alkayat takes a timely look at what we know for certain about mobile phones and health more...
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Government response to school WiFi petition panned

Ecologist

8th July, 2009

In response to a petition calling on wireless technology to be removed from schools, the Government has pronounced itself happy with WiFi safety guidelines its critics have labelled 'dangerously out of date' more...

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Computer companies breaking promises on toxins

Ecologist

7th July, 2009

Greenpeace's most recent green electrics guide shows that PC manufacturers are still not meeting their obligations in terms of phasing out toxic substances more...
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Mobile phone study covered up

News

18th April, 2007

A study which directly linked the radiation from mobile phone transmitter masts with an increased risk of developing cancer was covered up by operator T-Mobile, a scientist has claimed. more...
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Mobile phones could lead to bee decline

News

16th April, 2007

Radiation from mobile phones might be contributing to the world-wide loss of bee colonies, a new study has shown. more...
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Mobile Headache

Maggie King

1st March, 2007

In the middle of a meeting in Westminster Silvia Wilson stood up, in tears, pleading for a doctor that could diagnose and treat her daughter’s health problem. more...

Electric Cabaret

Michael Bugeja

1st January, 2007

Most of us have a party in our pockets – those digital devices that promised a global village. We found that village, all right, and it is peopled with idiots. Plugged into iPods, chatting into palms, we are lost in techno-torpor enveloping us 24/7 from any locale. more...

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