Study: Enviro-light bulbs can cause cancer

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    Study: Enviro-light bulbs can cause cancer - Washington Times


    But these bulbs use less energy so . . . who gives a shit if they're harmful to us. Swirly on!
     
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    My wife, against my preference, put one of these in a pendant light that hangs about a foot from my head over my office desk, maybe 8-weeks ago. About two weeks ago I began having ocular migraines in the middle of the day, and daily. An ocular migraine is characterized by a bright jagged sunburst shape that begins in the center of the vision field and expands outward until it finally disappears.

    So they emit when they are first turned on; and if to avoid that (the are not fully bright when first turned on) you leave it on all the time, which is my strategy, that is problematic too.
     
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    My strategy is I've stocked piled incandescents and will continue to do so and use them for as long as possible.
     
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    BREAKING NEWS: Incandescent light bulbs can cause burns to the fingertips when being changed.
     
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    Wow! You are a Ray of Sunshine aren't you!!! :lol: Obama, making the World a safer place for Insects, huh. :eek:
     
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    not so fast...

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    Some of my buddies and I have been laughing about these bulbs for a few years now. Glad you posted this. About 3 years ago it was determined that the bulbs’ poisonous innards posed a bigger threat to health and the environment than previously thought, but the envirowackos keep pushing them. Now what kind of reality do these people live in where they can hold two contradictory beliefs in one's mind? How is this even possible?
     
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    Conclusion?... Job Security...

    Liberals have been Creating Problems they later have the Solution to for Generations... :thup:

    Wait until they are done Sanctioning these Bastard Companies they used to Support...

    And do so with the Full Power of the US Congress...

    Shit's getting too Predictable.

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    peace...
     
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    i really dont get where the hell the "toxic chemicals (phenol, napthalene, and styrene) come from? Is it from the plastic casing? If so what are the concentrations? If this is just micro-evaporation from the heat created by the light, then the concentrations could be in the picogram range, which is essentially zero. For something to be a cancer risk is has to be at a sufficent concetration.

    I would be more concerned about the mercury issues, but the amount is probably small, and you do have to break not only the light, but the switch itself in the light (if its a mercury switch).

    As for the light quality, that could be a legitamate claim.

    For the last two issues further research and improvements could reduce the issues or eliminate them.

    I do agree that mandating these things is very nanny state-ish, why I'm not suprised the brits are taking the lead.
     

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