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December 26, 2013

The Dark Side of Energy Saving Bulbs

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A Report by Alexandra Pfeil
Presented on LINK TV in the USA for DW In Focus, English Version

A look at how dangerous the new energy-saving light bulbs are. The EU has banned many incandescent bulbs in favor of Compact Florescent Lights (CFLs). CFLs emit serious toxins while being used. All Florescent lights contain Mercury. There is enough Mercury to pose a serious health risk in the event of a CFL breakage. People are being told to run out of the building for 15 minutes, open windows and turn off the heat. Additionally the bulbs do not last as long as advertised and they take a long time to warm up, decreasing in brightness over time. The light they emit is not a full spectrum steady light. Few Bulbs actually get recycled and they need to be treated as hazardous materials when discarding them. Consumers be alerted!

One Comment
  1. “The Dark Side of Energy Saving Bulbs”

    Ewoon,

    Yes indeed.

    Just to share this…

    The Light Bulb Conspiracy –

    Watch from 4:00

    http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/cfl.asp

    You be the judge.

    Shalom.

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