Category Archives: UV radiation / skin problems

Eye Disease Resulting From Increased Use of Fluorescent Lighting

Fluorescent lighting may cause cataracts: “warm light” bulbs are safer than “cool light” bulbs. Walls et al. Am J Public Health. 101(12):2222-2225. 2011. Increased use of fluorescent lighting as a climate change mitigation strategy may increase eye disease. The safe … Continue reading

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Scientists discover museum LED lights are damaging valuable masterpieces

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2258344/Scientists-discover-LED-lights-damaging-valuable-masterpieces-artists-including-Van-Gogh-C-zanne.html

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Personal risks posed by LEDs used in everyday devices

Research published in Mapfre’s trade journal Seguridad y Medio Ambiente (Security and Environment): http://www.mapfre.com/fundacion/html/revistas/seguridad/n128/en/article3.html The use of LEDs as lighting sources is growing exponentially, not only as domestic lighting but also in terms of personal devices such as smartphones, computer … Continue reading

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Do ‘environmentally friendly’ LED lights cause BLINDNESS?

(Source: Daily Mail) Spanish research has shown that blue LED light can irreparably damage the cells in the eye’s retina This is not the first time energy-saving bulbs have been criticised – fluorescent bulbs emit dangerous UV light PUBLISHED: 14 … Continue reading

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Energy saving light bulbs ‘contain cancer causing chemicals’

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/8462626/Energy-saving-light-bulbs-contain-cancer-causing-chemicals.html Fears have been reignited about the safety of energy saving light bulbs after a group of scientists warned that they contain cancer causing chemicals. Their report advises that the bulbs should not be left on for extended periods, particularly … Continue reading

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Watchdog safety alert on LED light

October 26, 2010 PARENTS have been warned to keep young children away from areas lit by new-style light-emitting diode (LED) lights and to avoid toys that use the lamps. Public health watchdog Anses has just completed first tests on the … Continue reading

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Shedding light on ‘miracle’ bulbs

The Montreal Gazette   Compact fluorescents may be a health menace   BY ALBERT NERENBERG, FREELANCE SEPTEMBER 24, 2010   If there’s a symbol for mainstream green fever, it’s the compact fluorescent light bulb. These intense white fluorescent lights are … Continue reading

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