People have been preached to for the past decade to use energy efficient and “eco-friendly” light bulbs. The ugly truth is that these so-called “environmentally-friendly” compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are extremely dangerous and may cause cancer!
A study conducted by Peter Braun at Berlin’s Alab Laboratory found that CFL light bulbs contain poisonous carcinogens that could cause cancer, including phenol, naphthalene and styrene.
The German scientists warn us to keep these light bulbs “as far away as possible from the human environment" and "definitely not in the proximity of the head."
The scientists warn that if they are used at all, use them extremely sparingly and in areas with good ventilation as the bulbs generate electrical smog, causing headaches, fatigue and exacerbate a range of existing skin problems.
A professor of biology Abraham Haim, at Haifa University in Israel, found that the light emitted by CFLs increased the likelihood of women getting breast cancer.
The CFLs emitted also closely mimicked daylight, disrupting the body's production of the hormone melatonin and sleep patterns more than older-style filament bulbs, which cast a yellower light.
New legislation will be going into effect in 2012 that will ban the use of all incandescent light bulbs within the United States unless they are specialty light bulbs, forcing people to use the harmful CFLs.
Will Ron Paul please help us again against the forced use of these CFLs as we switch back to the old-fashioned incandescent variety?