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Urgent! Energy Saving Light Bulbs Emit Cancer Causing Toxins

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posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 01:28 AM

To sum this article up:

1. When left on for long periods of time, these light bulbs that we are now forced to buy, begin to emit chemicals into the air around us.

The German scientists claimed that several carcinogenic chemicals and toxins were released when the environmentally-friendly compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) were switched on, including phenol, naphthalene and styrene.

“I, therefore, use them only very economically. They should not be used in unventilated areas and definitely not in the proximity of the head.”

2. The artificial light rays that it produces effects hormones adversely potentially increasing the risk of breast cancer.

The latest report follows claims by Abraham Haim, a professor of biology at Haifa University in Israel, that the bulbs could result in higher breast cancer rates if used late at night.

He said that the bluer light that CFLs emitted closely mimicked daylight, disrupting the body's production of the hormone melatonin more than older-style filament bulbs, which cast a yellower light.

The Migraine Action Association has warned that they could trigger migraines and skin care specialists have claimed that their intense light could exacerbate a range of existing skin problems.
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posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 01:34 AM
reply to post by intelinside451

quite simple .. really..

just dont eat them


posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 01:38 AM
Thread already exists here:

And using the search turns up other similar threads as well.

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 01:38 AM
I know you don't want to hear this, but, already posted of recent.

Energy Saving Light Bulbs 'Contain Cancer Causing Chemicals

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 01:43 AM
reply to post by Northwarden

Heh. Posted at the same time.

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 01:49 AM
My bad, I can't find a delete button so hopefully one of our posts makes it to the top ranks. The word needs to get out. I mean I realize if they break, they are considered toxic but I had no idea they are emitting toxins just turned on. Now we'll all be forced to use them by the end of this year. Perfect plan...

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 01:53 AM
reply to post by _BoneZ_

It's a shame in cases like this, when the issue awareness is so important!
BurntheShips started an excellent thread however. Cancerous electrical smog, and the banning of incandescent light bulbs to force the choice. What a neo-eugenics tag team they are somehow successful with.
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posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 01:03 PM

Fossil fuels, such as petroleum and coal, naturally contain naphthalene. Burning tobacco or wood produces naphthalene. The major products made from naphthalene are moth repellents, in the form of mothballs or crystals, and toilet deodorant blocks.

Phenol has been in production since the 1860s. One of the early uses for phenol was as an antiseptic. Towards the end of the 19th century, industrial scientists found new uses for phenol in the synthesis of dyes, aspirin, and one of the first high explosives, picric acid.

Styrene is used in most plastics.

A few light bulbs isn’t going to make any difference in ones cancer risk.

posted on Apr, 22 2011 @ 01:08 PM
CFL's also release mercury as well as phosporus which are also big no-no's inside a "home" with children and the like.

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 12:11 AM
Umm....So do regular flourescent bulbs, then. CFL works the same as a regular sized fourescent, they are just smaller.

So if you haven't freaked out about the lights at your office why freak out about having them at home? I don't get people flourescent technology isn't new. They just shrunk it and people act like the world is ending.

Don't break them, they contain mercury. But I doubt its enough to serously hurt you unless your in a factory and they break around you all day.

posted on May, 9 2011 @ 12:15 AM
as far of the color of light it doesn't matter. There is a difference in the way body reacts to UV light, that has been proven, but you are not going to get a hormone condition from a CFL. Anyway they come in all sorts of colors. Just like incandescent bulbs where a lot of people used soft white anyway.

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