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Energy saving bulbs 'release cancer causing chemicals', say scientists (CFL lightbulb warning)
dailymail uk ^ | 11-20-11

Posted on 04/20/2011 8:08:21 AM PDT by rawhide

Energy saving bulbs emit cancer causing chemicals it was claimed last night as new fears were raised about their safety.

Scientists said they should not be left on for long periods of time or placed close to a person's head because they release poisonous materials.

The EU has unveiled plans to phase out 'normal' incandescent bulbs by the end of next year as they try to cut carbon emissions.

They should not be used by adults to read or kept near a child's head all night, the experts said.

While it is already known that harmful amounts of Mercury are released if one of the new 'green' bulbs is broken, the latest research shows other carcinogenic chemicals are emitted when they are switched on.

The German research shows that the chemicals are released as a form of steam.

The harmful substances include phenol - a poison injected by the Nazis to kill thousands of concentration camp victims during World War II - and the human toxins naphthalene and styrene.

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(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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The harmful substances include phenol - a poison injected by the Nazis to kill thousands of concentration camp victims during World War II - and the human toxins naphthalene and styrene.

This caught my attention. I'm glad I have a lifetime supply of the incandesant lightbulbs stored away. No CFL's for me.

1 posted on 04/20/2011 8:08:25 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; Normandy; FreedomPoster; Para-Ord.45; Entrepreneur; tubebender; ...
If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!!!!

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

2 posted on 04/20/2011 8:11:47 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: rawhide

There is a mounting body of evidence that seems to indicate that the light given off from these lights is harmful also.

Good thing the government is stepping in and forcing us all to get them.


3 posted on 04/20/2011 8:13:35 AM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: rawhide

We’ll be down to using candles, then they’ll ban those too because they release CO2.


4 posted on 04/20/2011 8:15:48 AM PDT by RockinRight (Trump's "fake" conservatism is still better than the "real" conservatism of most of the GOP.)
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To: rawhide


5 posted on 04/20/2011 8:18:06 AM PDT by frithguild (The Democrat Party Brand - Big Government protecting Entrenched Interests from Competition)
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To: rawhide
ICEMAKER VOLT
6 posted on 04/20/2011 8:19:31 AM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: rawhide
"Electrical smog "

WTF?

7 posted on 04/20/2011 8:21:30 AM PDT by Paladin2
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There’s actually a 3 page warning on how to clean up a broken CFL bulb...3 PAGES!


8 posted on 04/20/2011 8:28:19 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: rawhide

My wife and I have been stashing “normal” lightbulbs away for quite a while now. To even consider these mercury infested bulbs is preposterous. The government can go to hell on these “energy saving bulbs” until they can show me where in our Constitution there’s the slightest mention about lightbulbs.

I wish they’d stop this crap!


9 posted on 04/20/2011 8:29:31 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: rawhide

Well, I predict CFL bulbs will be one environmental pollutant and danger to human health that the leftists and enviro whackos will have no interest in keeping off the market. It’s too central to their master plan to control more and more how people live.


10 posted on 04/20/2011 8:29:43 AM PDT by Will88
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But.. but.. it’s GREEN, just like the Chevy Volt!
We’re told that if it is green it is good for us.
Just like the expensive toxin filled batteries on the Volt.
[Which is pandered off as an electric car despite being a poorly designed hybrid.]


11 posted on 04/20/2011 8:30:34 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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An excellent example of government intervention in the economy. Incandescent bulbs have been around since Thomas Edison. Now we’re forced to replace them with these toxic bombs. If my house were my workplace, it would be an OSHA violation.


12 posted on 04/20/2011 8:33:23 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: Will88

Get rid of them!


13 posted on 04/20/2011 8:34:50 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: Will88

Get rid of them!


14 posted on 04/20/2011 8:35:07 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: rawhide
Unintended consequences. It's a concept liberals are incapable of grasping.


15 posted on 04/20/2011 8:37:15 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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-- Energy saving bulbs emit cancer causing chemicals ... --

That's a feature, not a bug. Part of what makes them "energy saving" is they kill off the users.

16 posted on 04/20/2011 8:39:33 AM PDT by Cboldt
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Not to mention that these CFL bulbs are mostly made in China which has such a great record for product safety.


17 posted on 04/20/2011 8:40:38 AM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: Cboldt

Scotty....beam me up!


18 posted on 04/20/2011 8:42:44 AM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: rawhide

I think CFL’s suck, but even I’m not buying this scare. This is classic dihydrogen monoxyde type thinking. Phenol is in lots of stuff (like Bakelite), and in lots of processes to make other stuff (like aspirin).


19 posted on 04/20/2011 8:44:13 AM PDT by discostu (Come on Punky, get Funky)
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Why I ever switch some of my bulbs to this crap is beyond me. I now have a huge stockpile of incandescent bulbs and will switch back. Expect my electric bill to go up 200% so what's new. I have some fixtures that cannot use the CFL anyway. Physical size.
20 posted on 04/20/2011 8:46:30 AM PDT by Logical me
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