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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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LED products billed as eco-friendly contain toxic metals, study finds

http://today.uci.edu/news/2011/02/nr_LED_110210.php    UC researchers tested holiday bulbs, traffic lights and car beams — Irvine, Calif., February 10, 2011 —   Those light-emitting diodes marketed as safe, environmentally preferable alternatives to traditional lightbulbs actually contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other … Continue reading

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Eco-bulbs ‘a health hazard for babies and pregnant women due to mercury inside’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1340938/Eco-bulbs-health-hazard-babies-pregnant-women-mercury-inside.html Energy-saving light bulbs were at the centre of a fresh health scare last night after researchers claimed they can release potentially harmful amounts of mercury if broken. Levels of toxic vapour around smashed eco-bulbs were up to 20 times … 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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Study warns of green light bulb electrosmog

Swissinfo.ch Swiss health officials are recommending that people stay at least 30 centimetres away from energy-saving light bulbs, over electrosmog concerns. A study has measured the electric fields emitted from these lamps and concluded that a certain distance is needed … Continue reading

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Submitted by Katharina Gustavs

(from de the che emf newslist) Just recently, I translated an article on compact fluorescent lamps and their EMF emissions by Wolfgang Maes, the initiator of the Building Biology Standard. Take a look at the many oscilloscope graphs and spectrum … Continue reading

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