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Study: Enviro-light bulbs can cause cancer
Washington Times ^ | 4/26/11 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 04/26/2011 11:08:57 PM PDT by Nachum

According to a recently released German study, the supposed "environmentally friendly" compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL's), are reported to have "cancer causing chemicals" that are sent out when the light is switched on, reports London's Daily Telegraph: Their report advises that the bulbs should not be left on for extended periods, particularly near someone’s head, as they emit poisonous materials when switched on. Peter Braun, who carried out the tests at the Berlin's Alab Laboratory, said: “For such carcinogenic substances it is important they are kept as far away as possible from the human environment.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bulbs; cause; cfl; defensecouncil; energy; envirolight; envirowackos; naturalresources; sierraclub; study
Great, just great
1 posted on 04/26/2011 11:08:58 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
LMFAO

Fire good... electricity bad

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

2 posted on 04/26/2011 11:11:32 PM PDT by expatguy (Donations Keep The Expat Fueled !)
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To: Nachum

Oh my gosh!


3 posted on 04/26/2011 11:13:35 PM PDT by Republic (The entire White House presidential team needs to grow up and face facts!)
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To: Nachum

I am sure I am going to die from this crap.

Last year I was changing a few of them that did not fit where they were supposed to fit so I bent them a little. Then I turned on the lights and they did not work at all.

Soon I felt light headed and for a week my throat was like mucus. I definitely got gassed.


4 posted on 04/26/2011 11:15:01 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Nachum

Let us see how quickly the EPA$$’s rally round the campfire (LED of course as we do not want to put smoke into the atmosphere) and after singing a few songs from the “book of the undead” the LEAP into action and ban the offending globes, thus returning us to the original effort of incandescent bulbs.

Oh wait up, that would mean they would have to show their complete lack of analysis, testing, and scientific findings, and say they were wrong........ not bloody likely.

So if anyone is interested I woul go long on “green” solar lighting.... available freely, every day, just use mirrors to get it into all your dark places.

As for the dark times... a HUGE BULL run on Band-aid Manufacturers seems to be a sure bet.

Just saying......

EL


5 posted on 04/26/2011 11:17:38 PM PDT by Eureka_Lead (No political party has ever become a dictatorship when the citizens have firearms - Stay Vigilant)
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To: Nachum

Well, it is mercury vapor lighting, is it not?


6 posted on 04/26/2011 11:29:09 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: Nachum

I use them in my tack room so mice won’t nest in there with light and they are cheap. Other than that, I have no use for them.


7 posted on 04/26/2011 11:31:07 PM PDT by microgood
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To: Berlin_Freeper

You can always use the busted ones for your dark room.


8 posted on 04/26/2011 11:40:35 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Nachum

Sue the Sierra Club.


9 posted on 04/27/2011 12:16:12 AM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
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To: Nachum

Sue the Natural Resources Defense Council.

They push the Mecury on us.


10 posted on 04/27/2011 12:19:06 AM PDT by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama & try him for treason / Homosexuals reject diversity / Unions finally caught for theft)
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To: Nachum

So Congress has sentenced us all to buy cancer causing light bulbs!?! Class action lawsuit!


11 posted on 04/27/2011 2:26:14 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Nachum
I've used CFL everywhere over for years. I haven't broken any yet.

The incandescent is terribly inefficient. We shouldn't stop pushing forward on lamp technology.

I see all the complaints from folks over CFL or LED lamps and wonder if oil lamp users were the same way when the incandescent bulb came along.

12 posted on 04/27/2011 2:27:28 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: newzjunkey

You’ve got to be kidding. The electric light swept the world, especially the U.S., like wildfire.


13 posted on 04/27/2011 2:38:09 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Nachum

Yes, incandescent bulbs are inefficient, but their only hazard is from broken glass if they are dropped and they can be safely disposed in the trash.


14 posted on 04/27/2011 4:15:18 AM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

An FYI ping.


15 posted on 04/27/2011 4:42:51 AM PDT by Vor Lady
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To: newzjunkey

I am affected by CFL bulbs. They make things look slightly pixellated. Yes, it’s weird. It also causes headaches if I am in their presence too long. These are not an option for me and some others. LED is much better.


16 posted on 04/27/2011 5:00:54 AM PDT by freemama
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To: Nachum

Literally, Bush´s fault.


17 posted on 04/27/2011 5:13:26 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: newzjunkey

No, they weren’t forced by the government to switch.


18 posted on 04/27/2011 5:20:26 AM PDT by dubyagee (Thrilled to be here...)
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To: Nachum
Alarmist hokum. Note that nowhere are the quantitative measurements of concentration of the various "pollutants" are given. Like it or not, phenol, naphthalene, and styrene all occur naturally, or are released in the course of normal living (see "fire", especially wood, and for gods sake do NOT burn ocean driftwood, as that releases chlorinated dioxins, which, like God, will kill at the mere mention of the name).

ANY material that contains plastic that is heated significantly will release some level of these....computers, computer monitors, TV's, normal fluorescent lights

19 posted on 04/27/2011 5:22:57 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: Nachum
...the bulbs should not be left on for extended periods, particularly near someone’s head, as they emit poisonous materials when switched on.

Please remember to turn off the light when entering a room.

20 posted on 04/27/2011 5:28:30 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: Nachum

If you live long enough the big C will eventually show up somewhere on your body.


21 posted on 04/27/2011 5:39:27 AM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: Nachum

22 posted on 04/27/2011 5:46:32 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: newzjunkey

Actually, you can still get and use oil lamps, if you so choose. The key there is ‘choose’. FedGov has said “thou shalt not HAVE incandescent.” There is no ‘choice’ involved.

Yes, we should keep moving forward and we should preserve choice.


23 posted on 04/27/2011 7:49:09 AM PDT by RoadGumby (For God so loved the world)
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