By - January 6, 2013

CFL’s Cause Cancer

January 1 brought forth a lot of new regulation and taxes, from mainly Obamacare.  Many regulations have come forth in the dark, most of which originate from the EPA.  The latest is an example and what can happen with  government actions without concern for the consequences.

As of January 1, the 75 Watt incandescent light bulb was outlawed.  You can still purchase Edison’s little 75 watt miracle until the current stock runs out.  Next January 1, 2014 will make the 60 and 40 watt incandescents illegal.

We all know what our options are after that–extraordinarily expensive LED bulbs or the curly Q environmental hazard–the CFL.

As it turns out the CFL is not only an environmental hazard, which makes one wonder why Congress allows it to exist, but it has been discovered to be a carcinogen as well.

According to a recently released German study, the supposed “environmentally  friendly” compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s), are reported to have “cancer  causing chemicals” that are sent out when the light is switched on, reports London’s Daily Telegraph:

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.

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.

Don’t get your hopes up.  It has already been shown that CFL’s can cause serious headache, from the oscillations of the gas inside giving a flicker rate that induces headaches and dizziness.  There is a chance the CFL’s can induce an epileptic seizure.
A few cases of cancer from the CFL’s are not going to move the dial among the liberals in Washington (Yes, I know Bush signed it into law, but Obama will veto any chance to overturn this law).  It is all worth saving the planet from a fate worse than a hang nail–global warming.

South Carolina may start a trend among other states, as they are making incandescent bulbs within South Carolina (Washington can’t touch them then)  If you don’t live in South Carolina, your only hope to continue to enjoy true soft white light without health risks or draining your pocketbook, it may be best to stock up on all the 60 and 40 watt bulbs you can now.

Good luck.

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