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Not content with prying open just the iPhone in its hunt for toxic components, Greenpeace has dismantled the three big game consoles to see what unpleasant materials they contain. The resulting report, "Playing Dirty," is out today. The upshot: The PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii didn't break any laws, but--as gamers will discover--they do contain dubious and arguably unnecessary chemicals.
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PS3

• Contained some bromine-free circuit boards--the only console tested to receive that honour.

• However, it also had the highest level (13.8 percent) of bromine in a single component--the fan housing.

• Contained PVC, but not as much as the Xbox 360. The report points out the differences in PVC weren't huge.

Xbox 360

• The only console which Greenpeace found DINP phthalates in--bad news. They were found in the AV cable.

• It had the highest concentration of any phthalates--27.5 percent of a type called DEHP in a power cable coating.

• It also contained more PVC than the Wii and PS3.

• On the plus side, the housing materials had lower levels of brominated materials.

Wii

• Phthalates were much lower than in the PS3 and 360--unlike the other two, they didn't exceed EU laws limiting phthalate levels in toys.

• It also had the least amount of PVC overall.

• None of its electrical contacts contained beryllium--both the 360 and PS3 did.
More..

I couldn't decide either hardware or gaming, oh well.
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I would love to hear about someone who bought their console based on how much bromine it had in it.

This looks a bit like a classic example of totally pointless research.
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I would love to hear about someone who bought their console based on how much bromine it had in it.

This looks a bit like a classic example of totally pointless research.
yeah LOL
but there are some green freaks out there that will take this in account for

IMO - there is no way of reversing the green house effect and ozone layer **** - we're ****ed and there is no turning back. Of course, we could all reduce it and slow it down but we're at a point in time where it would take a good 1k-10k of people to go completely green to even make a slight difference. Thats the reality I see in it.
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Yet again wii comes out tops
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I would love to hear about someone who bought their console based on how much bromine it had in it.

This looks a bit like a classic example of totally pointless research.
Agreed.

Im all for the environment but this is just dumb.
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Bromine-free circuit boards FTW??


Seriously, who cares?
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It's not pointless, it shows what companies are doing to do their part in keeping the earth clean and green. Clearly some companies compared seem to care more then others.
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I would love to hear about someone who bought their console based on how much bromine it had in it.

This looks a bit like a classic example of totally pointless research.
Except for the whole landfill thing...

But still, don't eat your console or drink landfill leachate.
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But still, don't eat your console or drink landfill leachate.
You talking to us or the animals who it affects more?

Oh wait, let's just kill the animals. Who cares about the animals anyway?
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You talking to us or the animals who it affects more?

Oh wait, let's just kill the animals. Who cares about the animals anyway?
People for the Eating of Tasty Animals

Seriously though, I don't appreciate the insinuation that I am not concerned about animal life.
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