Monday, May 14, 2012

Important Health News: MSM Is FINALLY Coming Out And Stating How Dangerous Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Are! (What Took Them So Long?)

For the last several years, I have been bashing the absolutely idiotic idea of replacing safe and proven reliable Tungsten filament light bulbs with absolutely horrrendous poisonous Mercury filled and undependable Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFL).   I have made it my duty to bring forward as much hard evidence when possible about how these insidious devices are both dangerous, and absolutely poisonous to human health.   But for the last few years, all we have seen out of the liars in the Mainstream media is that we must replace standard light  bulbs with these devices as a method of going "Green" and "saving the planet"... To me, that has been absolute horse crap...

Now it appears that there may be hope yet for the Mainstream media after all... For according to this article, from the Telegraph online news service out of the United Kingdom ( it appears that some truth about CFL's is finally coming out.  The article is entitled: "Energy Saving Light Bulbs 'Contain Cancer Causing Chemicals'", and I have that entire article right here for everyone to see for themselves:

Energy saving light bulbs 'contain cancer causing chemicals'

Fears have been reignited about the safety of energy saving light bulbs after a group of scientists warned that they contain cancer causing chemicals.

Energy saving light bulbs
Scientists claim that several carcinogenic chemicals are released when energy saving light bulbs are switched on 
7:16AM BST 20 Apr 2011

Their report advises that the bulbs should not be left on for extended periods, particularly near someone’s head, as they emit poisonous materials when switched on.
Peter Braun, who carried out the tests at the Berlin's Alab Laboratory, said: “For such carcinogenic substances it is important they are kept as far away as possible from the human environment.”
The bulbs are already widely used in the UK following EU direction to phase out traditional incandescent lighting by the end of this year.
But the German scientists claimed that several carcinogenic chemicals and toxins were released when the environmentally-friendly compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) were switched on, including phenol, naphthalene and styrene.
Andreas Kirchner, of the Federation of German Engineers, said: “Electrical smog develops around these lamps.

“I, therefore, use them only very economically. They should not be used in unventilated areas and definitely not in the proximity of the head.”

British experts insisted that more research was needed and urged consumers not to panic.
Dr Michelle Bloor, senior lecturer in Environmental Science at Portsmouth University, told the Daily Express: “Further independent studies would need to be undertaken to back up the presented German research.”

The Department for the Environment insists the bulbs are safe, despite the fact that they contain small amounts of mercury which would leak out if the glass was broken.

Advice on its website states: “Energy efficient light bulbs are not a danger to the public.

“Although they contain mercury, limited at 5mg per lamp, it cannot escape from a lamp that is intact.
“In any case, the very small amount contained in an energy efficient bulb is unlikely to cause harm even if the lamp should be broken.”

The latest report follows claims by Abraham Haim, a professor of biology at Haifa University in Israel, that the bulbs could result in higher breast cancer rates if used late at night.

He said that the bluer light that CFLs emitted closely mimicked daylight, disrupting the body's production of the hormone melatonin more than older-style filament bulbs, which cast a yellower light.

The Migraine Action Association has warned that they could trigger migraines and skin care specialists have claimed that their intense light could exacerbate a range of existing skin problems.

NTS Notes:  I will not gloat that I have been right all along.....Sometimes I have to keep repeating that....

I have felt that my reports about warning everyone to absolutely refuse to put these dangerous and deadly devices as a replacement for standard tungsten filament light bulbs has fallen on deaf ears for years.  But now, I and others that have tried to warn the public, have again been proven absolutely correct!

Now it seems after all these years of the alternative news warning people about the health hazards of CFL's has finally paid off... Again, it does seem that there may be hope for the mainstream media after all, and instead of making themselves off as laughing stocks, they can actually try to tell the truth to the public.

Bottom line is this...Absolutely do NOT use these CFL's in your homes, period. They are unreliable, have many issues with their safety, their light has a strange and sickening neurological effect on many users, and on top of all that, they contain cancer causing chemicals, as well as poisonous Mercury.   Stick to conventional tungsten filament bulbs which have a proven history of reliability and safety!

More to come



David Spoey said...

I see your point but fluoros are the best bulb for keeping plants alive! Incandescents and halogens kill plants and will not grow food. Fluoros will grow your food with high efficiency. Our environment, urban and rural, is already filled with carcinogenic chemicals more dangerous than phenol, napthalene, and styrene, which are in cloraseptic, mothballs, and styrofoam cups.

I anticipate the future's much improved LEDs and OLEDs, for home lighting and plant growth.

Tme tested Wood stoves and Campfires give off carcinogens as well.

Jody Paulson said...

I never did like those lights. I live in a motel and that's what kind of lights they install, but it seems whenever I accidentally fall asleep with one of them on I wake up more tired than I was to begin with! I've heard they're not "full spectrum," whatever that means.

Why CFLs are a rip-off

David Spoey said...

How else should you grow healthy veggies and other plant foods indoors?

CFL use should not be enforced by legislation, but they are high efficiency devices useful for indoor food creation. Just don't break em!