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Friday Not So Fun: Eco-Friendly Lightbulbs Cause Cancer

doug3694 Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 1:46 PM
When they first came out, they were not as reliable. My curly bulbs last 5 times longer than filament bulbs, and use 1/4 to 1/5 the electricity.

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...