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Frightening ultimatum - Choose between carcinogenic light bulbs or excessive prices

5/21/2011 - Less than one month after bombshell new research revealed that "environmentally safe" compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) contained carcinogenic chemicals, two leading bulb makers have introduced a new brand of LED light bulbs. The bulbs were introduced as an alternative to the toxin-laden CFL's, though...

CF light bulbs a serious health hazard to women and children due to mercury content

2/10/2011 - If broken indoors, compact fluorescent (CF) light bulbs release 20 times the maximum acceptable mercury concentration into the air, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Fraunhofer Wilhelm Klauditz Institute for German's Federal Environment Agency. CF bulbs use only 20 percent as...

Mercury in Fluorescent Light Bulbs Poisons Factory Workers

9/2/2009 - Energy efficiency for the First World comes at a high cost for factory workers in China, with high rates of mercury poisoning being reported among employees in the plants that make compact fluorescent light bulbs. In an effort to reign in global warming caused by excessive greenhouse gas emissions,...

Fluorescent Light Bulbs Linked with Eczema, Seizures, Migraines, Skin Rashes

8/8/2008 - Health advocates have warned that the United Kingdom's plan to phase out conventional light bulbs in favor of fluorescents may lead to serious health problems for people with light-sensitive medical conditions. "Incandescent light bulbs are the only source of electric light for many thousands of...

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs May Be Hazardous to Your Health

3/25/2008 - There is a congressional mandate in place banning sales of regular incandescent light bulbs by the year 2012. Recently however, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has warned that the use of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) is not a safe product in many cases. Breaking a CFL can cause...

U.S. may phase out incandescent light bulbs in favor of energy-efficient lighting products

11/26/2007 - The Energy Committee of the U.S. Senate is drafting a bill that would phase out the use of incandescent light bulbs in the United States. Incandescent bulbs, the same type of light bulb first developed by Thomas Edison, produce light by forcing an electric current through a thin filament. This filament...

Mercury Does Not Belong in Light Bulbs or Vaccines

11/21/2007 - According to the National Association of County Health Officials (NACHO), an independent affiliate of the National Association of Counties representing 1,300 local health departments, mercury poses the following dangers: "Mercury can be extremely toxic, especially to infants and children. Mercury occurs...

Why light bulbs are accelerating global warming and mercury contamination

10/26/2007 - The incandescent light bulb was downright amazing when it was invented in 1809 by Humphry Davy. Nope, it wasn't invented by Thomas Edison -- that's just another American history lie, much like the stories about Christopher Columbus "discovering" America and being some sort of upstanding hero. In truth,...

Compact fluorescent light bulbs contaminate the environment with 30,000 pounds of mercury each year

6/20/2007 - A compact fluorescent light is a type of energy-saving bulb that fits into a standard light bulb socket or plugs into a small lighting fixture, and right now, compact fluorescents seem to be gaining in popularity. But did you know they can also be toxic to your home and the environment? Fluorescent...

Incandescent lighting fast becoming history as states push for more energy efficient technology

6/7/2007 - Fluorescent light bulbs and LED lights are rapidly coming to replace the incandescent bulbs perfected by Thomas Edison in the late 1800s, as state governments encourage a switch for the sake of energy conservation. In California and New Jersey, laws have been proposed that would actually ban the use...

Australia bans incandescent light bulbs with three-year phase-out

5/10/2007 - Australia has banned incandescent light bulbs, starting in 2009. The country down under, looking to reduce its environmental footprint, raised its energy standards for 2009, making the old style of light bulb too inefficient to be sold in the country. Jump directly to: conventional view | alternative...

California legislator set to introduce new bill to ban incandescent light bulbs

2/10/2007 - A California legislator is prepared to place before the state legislature a bill that would ban the use of incandescent light bulbs. The “How Many Legislators Does it Take to Change a Light bulb Act”, which has been drafted by California Assemblyman, Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, would ban the use of...

LEDs could replace light bulbs to save billions in energy costs

11/7/2006 - A University of California, Santa Barbara researcher has found that light-emitting diotes -- more commonly known as LEDs -- could viably replace conventional light bulbs in about two years. LEDs provide about as much light as a 60-watt bulb for longer, while using less energy. An LED bulb already...

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