Ultraviolet radiation emitted by CFL bulbs, along with toxic mercury, and electromagnetic radiation, are the three threats introduced by CFL bulbs. These threats make up the dark shadow cast by compact fluorescent light bulbs on your health and the environment.|
In October 2008, only months before Health Canada announced an investigation into CFLs, the British Health Protection Agency (HPA) cautioned CFLs emit UV radiation that is beyond acceptable safety levels.
“Tube fluorescent bulbs have diffusers that filter the UV radiation. Compact fluorescent light bulbs do not have these diffusers and hence people using CFL are exposed to UV radiation. UV radiation has been linked to skin cancer and various skin disorders. Those who have skin problems may be particularly sensitive to this radiation.”
Dr. Magda Havas, associate professor environmental and resource studies, Trent University Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, June 2008.
Even the British Association of Dermatologists has raised concern because many patients are reporting skin conditions associated with these energy-saving bulbs. I am not willing to take a risk of prolonged exposure to electromagnetic pollution in the form of radiation from CFL bulbs.
For this household it is back to incandescent lighting. I will be gradually switching to LED lighting as it becomes more affordable. LED lights save much more energy than CFLs and do not emit EM pollution or radiation. And if the radiation danger associated with CFL bulbs isn't enough to convince you, there's the environmental hazards:
By J. Speer-Williams
Our government's "Green Revolution" is another covert attack on our collective health and environment, largely using their mythical global warming hoax to do so.
The new Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) bulbs are a perfect example of this kind of subterfuge. While claiming these new CFL bulbs will reduce carbon emissions, "our" Congress passed legislation stating these new light bulbs must completely replace our everyday incandescent light bulbs by 2014, without telling us of the serious dangers to health and environment, that these mandated bulbs pose.
CFLs are loaded with deadly mercury, one of the most toxic elements on Earth. In fact, all CFL bulbs contain - at least - five milligrams of mercury, about 200 times the amount of mercury in a flu vaccine shot. There is enough mercury in each CFL bulb to contaminate 6,000 gallons of clean water. To break one of these CFL bulbs is to risk ruining the health, or ending the lives, of one's entire family, or office staff, with enough released atmospheric mercury to best require the expensive, professional services of a Haz/Mat Removal Team.
All Americans will be well advised to practice a "mercury escape plan" in the case of an accidental breakage of one of these CFL bulbs: Grab your cell phone, babies, dogs, cats, and parakeets (if they aren't already dead), and get well away from your house. Call a Haz/Mat company to completely clean your house before re-entering it; or better yet, relocate your family. Such are the serious dangers of mercury.
And our environment? This is where mercury laden CFL bulbs do their most serious damage to everyone of us - in the environment. The same environment that our hordes of "Greenies" are so concerned about dying from global warming. But unknown to our greenie friends, already there are hundreds of millions of disposed CFL bulbs that have contaminated personal garbage cans, fleets of garbage trucks (spreading their toxicity near and far), and garbage disposal sites, that are doing irreparable damage to our ground water, except when such garbage is burnt; then, mercury is released into the very air we all breathe.
With over 100 million American households, and tens of millions of other lighted facilities, all over our country, and with each of them disposing of even just one CFL bulb a month ... can anyone imagine how much mercury will poison our disposal dumps, our ground water, our air, our lungs, and our entire bodies. If one did not know better, mercury is the perfect bio/weapon for genocidal madmen: The poison is in dental amalgams, vaccines, light bulbs, and who knows what else.
Are our lawmakers simply without a shred of common sense, or are they driven by a sinister power, intent on not only destroying our environment, but our very lives.
In any case, something inhuman drove our CFL horror, and is driving the "Green Revolution," and its off-shoots of global warming, and the entire climate change circus of death.