Greenpeace Declares Video Game Consoles Toxic


“Going Green” is currently “in” and Greenpeace is taking full advantage of the trend by once again assaulting video game consoles. According to the environmentally friendly organization, all the game consoles on the market contain hazardous chemicals that can put your memory and sexual development at risk.

“The technology is already available for manufacturers to design out harmful toxics and produce cleaner game consoles now,” Greenpeace said in a report this week. (

“A greener, cleaner game console is possible. There’s no excuse for playing dirty.”

Greenpeace claims it has found toxic chemicals and materials such as polyvinyl chloride, phthalates, beryllium and bromine in the latest next-gen consoles from all three of the major manufacturers. It also slams consoles for creating e-waste as dumps fill up with unsafe recyclables

All three companies have responded to Greenpeace charges in defense of their manufacturing policies.

“In line with these standards, Sony ensures globally consistent management of chemical substances in parts and materials,” said a statement issued by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “We are taking steps wherever possible to reduce and substitute these substances.”

A Nintendo spokesman said the company was in no position to comment on the Greenpeace tests, but added: “What we can say is that we only sell products that have cleared each nation’s strict standards.”

A Microsoft statement said the company’s products “exceed guidelines and regulations which aim to reduce the environmental impact of consumer electronics”.

I personally would like to see some unbiased studies on the toxicity of the chemicals and materials used in these game consoles. When you throw around accusations that playing video games may affect your sexual development, I want some proof to back that claim up.

via Reuters

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22 Comments on Greenpeace Declares Video Game Consoles Toxic


On May 24, 2008 at 9:57 pm

It doesn’t matter if they affect the sexual development of most people using them. :wink:


On May 24, 2008 at 10:09 pm

I play xbox all day and now my sexy parts don’t work. Save me greenpeace.


On May 24, 2008 at 10:49 pm

Ban consoles please.


On May 24, 2008 at 11:03 pm

Another Article saying that XXX says Video Games are Bad


On May 24, 2008 at 11:29 pm

But they use computers and technology to send out this PC thug crap…


On May 24, 2008 at 11:57 pm

“…such as polyvinyl chloride, phthalates, beryllium…”

I bet they just made those words up.


On May 25, 2008 at 12:03 am

……..Now you guys all go vote for a Liberal president and see what happens….greenpeace and Jack Thomson will be knocking at ur door to take away ur games right after Hilary comes and takes away ur guns


On May 25, 2008 at 12:37 am

First off all wow your an idiot. Second of all your paranoid. Oh and good luck with calling me a liberal homo or any other weak minded comments as I don’t like liberals, conservativeness and whatever the third party freak jobs call them selfs.


On May 25, 2008 at 3:30 am

so…. since i play with my Wii…. that means it dosent work? I am pretty sure if I am playing with my Wii that way then my Sexual areas work fine.


On May 25, 2008 at 5:56 am

“I bet they just made those words up.”
I bet you you haven’t completed the basic chemistry course in school


On May 25, 2008 at 6:19 am

damn hippies


On May 25, 2008 at 8:59 am

So that Uranium 235 reactor I put in my 360 to give it some more power probably isn’t a good thing??

The Twin

On May 25, 2008 at 10:03 am

… well, I don’t forsee having kids anyway! :twisted:


On May 25, 2008 at 11:26 am

look up jack thomson and then call me an idiot…its no secret liberals have been after the gaming industry for years, the same douches who say terrorists us MS flight simulator to learn how to fly and that CSS helped them learn how to shoot guns.


On May 25, 2008 at 11:43 am

Its a bunch of bull, GI ran an article about how ‘Eniv. Friendly’ the consoles were, and they are all pretty high. Its probably a plow to reduce Video gaming (Jack Thompson’s fault)


On May 25, 2008 at 12:09 pm

Bleh, whatever. Doesn’t really matter what we do. We can go green, gold, purple, or any other color. In the end nature always wins. Earth was here 4 billion years before us and will be here long after we’re a memory. What gets under my skin is a bunch of uppity retards trying to tell me how to live my life. The average person is relatively environment conscious and if said person wants to play console games until they get limp-noodle syndrome, who am I to stop them.


On May 25, 2008 at 1:07 pm



On May 25, 2008 at 1:21 pm

“”I bet they just made those words up.”
I bet you you haven’t completed the basic chemistry course in school”

I bet you’ve never heard of a joke.


On May 25, 2008 at 1:25 pm

basically they’re saying your balls will fall off if you play too many video games. i personally think that the only way it can fall off is if you sit on it too long. :shock:


On May 25, 2008 at 2:06 pm

You’re all ing morons. They have a legitimate point even if their accusations are wild. They’re right, too. Console developers I’m sure DO use cheaper, potentially more dangerous materials in building them as opposed to building cleaner, safer ones. It’s all about cost.

Plus, this story is old, was posted elsewhere like 5 days ago.


On May 25, 2008 at 4:06 pm

Heh, sucks to be the Japanese. Don’t they, I dunno, MAKE all our next-gen systems? Since just PLAYING our consoles can make us sterile, what do you think MAKING them does? :mrgreen:


On May 25, 2008 at 6:46 pm

Wow sorry but you are still a paranoid idiot. If any of the presidential candidates who win go after video games as one of there first acts of duty as president they will probably be laughed right out of office/impeached for it. We have wars, high gas cost, food going up, terrorist, etc and you think they will be more worried about video games? Oh and it isn’t just liberals who hate gaming, conservatives do to as well. You do know that jack Thompson is some religious nut right? Hes also homophobic which is usually not a liberal thing. He is the one thing I hate the most, A JC and PC thug rolled all into one…

Wilhelm is exactly right. Saw something the other day on the discovery channel or something like it where that no matter what, in a few thousand years there will be another ice age regardless of what humans do. Earth will be fine, earth itself is not in danger, we are.. Earth will be around a lot longer then we probably will ever be.

Moron-Hater, the fact you had to cuss to get your idiotic view points across pretty much kills your ability to argue your point.