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Originally posted by ROBL240
must stress the importance of NOT getting energy saving lightbulbs. No matter what the government/energy companies tell you.
They cause epileptic fits, skin immflamation, headaches and migraines throughout the population who otherwise would be fine.
They flicker at a speed undetectable to the human eye,
and also the Mercury cord that is used in these lights is dangerous because the Mercury gradually filters through as radiant light and although undetectable, they DO poison people slowly who otherwise have been healthy.
I would urge people to stock up on conventional lightbulbs if not done so already, because soon these will be phased out entirely and no alternative is going to be made for the Mercury bulbs already in mass production and poisoning thousands of Chinese workers.