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Friday Not So Fun: Eco-Friendly Lightbulbs Cause Cancer

Red Spot in a Blue State Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 1:08 PM
me too. I have enough to last the rest of my life. For some reason bulbs seem to last for years in my house. I've lived in my house 12 years and have yet to replace the utility room or back porch light.

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...