Study: Environmentally Friendly Lightbulbs Cause Cancer

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    Study: Environmentally Friendly Lightbulbs Cause Cancer



    by Breitbart News
    3 Jan 2013

    The federal government is forcing more and more Americans into buying new energy efficient lightbulbs by gradually outlawing incandescent light bulbs, which supposedly waste energy. But a new study shows that eco-friendly lightbulbs may not be human-friendly.

    According to a study from Long Island’s Stony Brook University, the lightbulbs give off extraordinary levels of UV radiation, which can burn skin and even cause skin cancer.

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    Leave it to the government to force us to buy something that is dangerous.
     
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    Fluorescents are out. It's LED light bulbs now. They last 50 years.
     
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    I have enough of the old bulbs to last my lifetime... A guy's gotta leave a carbon footprint ya know.
     
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    everything causes cancer.

    And those light bulbs aren't very environmentally friendly despite the claim
     
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    You should see the haz-mat instructions if you should accidentally break one of the darned things!
     
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    Your post reminded me of this: I took a USCG boating class over the summer, the instructor told us all how if we have a fuel spill (however minor) we are to contact the Dept. of Environmental Conservation immediately... Everyone looked at each other, and I suggested committing suicide would be a far cheaper affair. I wonder how long before that mentality applies to broken light bulbs? :lol:
     
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    Give it another week...

    /sarcasm
     
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    Dreadnaught1968 Oh crap!

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    LED lights are a great idea, but they have to come down more in pricing before they really take off. Bit pricey at this time.

    I'd love to see CFL's go away.
     
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    Why? The Chinese have cornered the market on LED's
     

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