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    New Light Bulbs and Rashes

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    Low-Energy Light Bulbs Can Cause Rashes
    The traditional incandescent light bulb, which has been the staple in homes to banish darkness for over a hundred years, may be disappearing, and the low-energy light bulb that takes its place can cause rashes and swelling for thousands of people.
    New, low-energy, compact fluorescent bulbs use just 30 percent of the energy of incandescent bulbs. Green-minded organizations, as well as the U.S. government and mega-retailer Walmart, are promoting their use, emphasizing their overall money-saving features despite their higher initial cost. Some countries, including Great Britain, are banning the use of traditional light bulbs by 2012.
    But in addition to the concerns over mercury pollution that broken compact bulbs present, Dr. Robert Sarkany, a photodermatologist at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, St. Thomas’ Hospital in London told the Daily Mail that he’s treated patients who have skin rashes due to exposure to low-light fluorescent bulbs.
    Other doctors worry that the new bulbs could even cause skin cancer. “It is important that patients with photosensitive skin eruptions are allowed to use lights that don’t exacerbate their condition,” said Dr. Colin Holden, president of the British Association of Dermatologists. “Photosensitive eruptions range from disabling eczema-like reactions, to light sensitivities that can lead to skin cancer.”
    Those who have lupus and some forms of dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis are at risk, and British charities say that the light from low-energy light bulbs also triggers migraines and epilepsy. Sufferers have appealed to Parliament to exempt them from having to use the new bulbs.
    In the U.S., laws passed by Congress demand that all light bulbs be 25 percent to 35 percent more efficient by 2014, citing $40 billion in savings between 2012 and 2040, and the need for 14 fewer coal-fired power plants.


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    Re: New Light Bulbs and Rashes

    Just listened to someone speaking on this topic on Jan Mikelson the other day. There is something like a 14 step recommended procedure for dealing with a broken one. If you do not decide to have a professional team come in to remediate, that is.



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    Re: New Light Bulbs and Rashes

    Sounds like a bunch of poppy cok to me



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    Re: New Light Bulbs and Rashes

    Panzies, I crack open CFL's and sprinkle them on my Corn Flakes in the morning, and I'm still fine. A little light headed and itchy, but fine.


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    Re: New Light Bulbs and Rashes

    Everytime I turn around there is some product that seems to cause ailments that alot of other people had before the product existed. Now there is a fricken recall on pistachios. Is it safe to buy anything anymore?



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    Re: New Light Bulbs and Rashes

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    Everytime I turn around there is some product that seems to cause ailments that alot of other people had before the product existed. Now there is a fricken recall on pistachios. Is it safe to buy anything anymore?
    That's just Jebus telling you that you need to be eating honey roasted peanuts.


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    Re: New Light Bulbs and Rashes

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    Panzies, I crack open CFL's and sprinkle them on my Corn Flakes in the morning, and I'm still fine. A little light headed and itchy, but fine.
    Maybe that explains your madness...

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    Re: New Light Bulbs and Rashes

    So, how is the light emitted from a CFL different than the light emitted from a regular flourescent light?


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    Re: New Light Bulbs and Rashes

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    Panzies, I crack open CFL's and sprinkle them on my Corn Flakes in the morning, and I'm still fine. A little light headed and itchy, but fine.
    those corn flakes are going to give you cancer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    those corn flakes are going to give you cancer.
    Are you telling me I should switch to Frosted Flakes?


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    Re: New Light Bulbs and Rashes

    For just about anything you can purchase, possess or come in contact with - you can find somebody who will tell you 10 ways it will kill you.



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    Re: New Light Bulbs and Rashes

    I once burnt my lips on a light bulb, but I was smoking crack out of it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    For just about anything you can purchase, possess or come in contact with - you can find somebody who will tell you 10 ways it will kill you.
    This sounds like an awesome party game.


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