The electronics giant will also use the cancer fund to improve worker safety at its manufacturing facilities around the world.
The tech giant bans the use of benzene and n-hexane in the final assembly of its devices and lowers the maximum use in early production phases.
A Change.org petition signed by 255,000 people since January demanded Apple protect Chinese workers, but the document was based on actor's now debunked claims.
The US radio show retracted a report on working conditions at Apple’s Chinese factories, after it emerged that several of the claims made were ‘falsehoods’.
Investors in the manufacturer say that the Foxconn name hasn't been fully "cleared" of scrutiny over working conditions despite a radio show's retraction.
Chicago Public Media retracts a January story on Apple's manufacturing practices based on Mike Daisey's one-man show "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs."
Two former factory workers in China who suffered health problems as part of a 2009 incident are urging the public to sign an Internet petition being delivered to Apple tomorrow.
New report from a coalition of environmental organizations alleges that 27 suspected Apple suppliers had severe pollution problems, from toxic gases to heavy metal sludge.
Progress report on its suppliers' practices marks first time Apple acknowledges worker poisonings. Also, many suppliers fail to comply with child-labor, other guidelines.
Scoring last among 29 tech firms in report by Chinese environmental groups, Apple is rebuked for lack of responsiveness to health and safety conditions at factories that make its components.