Study: Eco-Friendly Light Bulbs May Put Health At Risk

Every time you turn on the lights, you may be putting yourself at risk, according to a disturbing new study.

Energy efficient bulbs are eco-friendly and can save you big bucks, but experts say that they could also have a dark side.

“When there is something in your house, you don’t perceive any danger, you wouldn’t get that close to an x-ray in a doctor’s office,” explained Miriam Rafailovich, Professor of Materials Science at Stony Brook University in New York.

Money saving, compact fluorescent light bulbs emit high levels of ultra violet radiation, according to a new study. Research at Long Island’s Stony Brook found that the bulbs emit rays so strong that they can actually burn skin and skin cells.

“The results were that you could actually initiate cell death,” said Marcia Simon, a Professor of Dermatology.

Exposure to the bulbs could lead to premature aging and skin cancer, according to doctors.

“It can also cause skin cancer in the deadliest form, and that’s melanoma,” said Dr. Rebecca Tung.

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3 Responses to Study: Eco-Friendly Light Bulbs May Put Health At Risk

  1. redneckdixiewarrior says:

    Commentary by RDW

    ~~ Here’s something else no one has been told!One must also evacuate the room if you happen to break this bulb while installing or retrieving from the light stand or socket.
    Inside is a very fine powder which is Mercury! You must wait for the dust to settle ( about 15 mins) before going back into the room to pick up the pieces. No broom, no vaccuum! It will raise the dust back up!
    This is why you are not to throw these bulbs out into the trash but are to deposit them according to the local disposal Laws. If just thrown away, they may contaminate the water table at some point. Nice huh?~~

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