CFL LIGHTBULBS IN CANCER SCARE
CFL eco light bulbs use approximately 80% less electricity than the old fashioned incandescent bulbs, but these little save you money light bulbs can be dangerous to your health.
The EU went with the flow in 2009 to Phase-out incandescent light bulbs and banned the use of the old fashioned incandescent bulbs.
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HEALTH fears were raised last night over the use of energy saving lightbulbs after a report claimed they contain cancer causing chemicals.
Scientists warn that prolonged contact with the European Union-imposed bulbs could put people at risk after discovering that they “pulse out” poisonous materials when switched on.
The bulbs are already widely used in Britain after the EU ordered all traditional incandescent lightbulbs to be phased out by the end of this year.
While it was known that harmful amounts of mercury are released if one of the new “green” bulbs breaks, experts have now discovered they also emit several carcinogenic chemicals.
In Europe, normal light bulbs are on the way out. That’s because governments agreed a couple of years back, via the EU, to phase out all incandescent bulbs in favour of eco lighting. The old fashioned and arguably wasteful incandescent bulb converts only about 5% of the power it uses into light.
Energy Saving Light Bulbs ‘could trigger breast cancer’
As part of the governments “Green Revolution” campaign, Congress has passed legislation that requires the ‘energy-saving’ CFL’s to replace incandescent light bulbs completely by 2014.
For many this is a sentence to debilitation as the bulbs have been found to create numerous health problems. Over the last few years as CFL’s use has increased so has the number of reports linking them to a variety of physical trauma, such as migraines, dizziness, nausea, confusion, fatigue, skin irritations and eye strain. These physical disruptions are the result of being surrounded by dirty electricity from the radio frequency radiation the bulbs generate. CFL’s put out a wildly fluctuating electricity field that can travel around homes and offices via wiring, “polluting” other electrical signals and fields in place, spreading and accumulating.
There is another health issue too, the following brings forward research showing exposure to the bulbs when sleeping can diminish a persons ability to defend against cancer due to the simple difference of the CFL’s bluer light in contrast to the incandescent filament glow which casts a yellower light. Exposure to the bluer light of the CFL’s, which closely mimics daylight, at night causes a disruption in the secretion levels of the hormone melatonin which is thought to protect against breast and prostate cancers.