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Friday Not So Fun: Eco-Friendly Lightbulbs Cause Cancer

Carlos_7 Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 11:32 AM
"With normal use, the rays emitted though cracks and chips in the UV-absorbing coating of CFL bulbs won’t give you skin cancer" — Huffington Post Great! The Huffington Post reporter says the bulbs "won't give you skin cancer". And what pray tell is this man's expertise ..... he has a degree in "Creative Writing". Say no more.

Great news! Those eco-friendly light bulbs that you have to buy since incandescent bulbs are now outlawed, cause cancer according to a new study.

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...