Category Archives: Mercury

New study shows that mercury in broken CFL bulbs can exceed safe exposure levels for humans

Taken from July 6, 2011.  Finally someone measured the mercury content of compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs! We have been told that these bulbs contain 0.5 mg of mercury and that lower mercury-content bulbs will be produced in the … Continue reading

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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. 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    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’ 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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‘Green’ lightbulbs poison workers

Hundreds of factory staff are being made ill by mercury used in bulbs destined for the West  From The Sunday Times May 3, 2009 WHEN British consumers are compelled to buy energy-efficient lightbulbs from 2012, they will save up to … Continue reading

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DANGERS OF LOW ENERGY LIGHTBULBS   Saturday March 14,2009 By Penny Stretton   SERIOUS concerns were raised yesterday about the toxic effects of energy-saving lightbulbs.   Doctors say scores of people are coming forward with skin complaints after being exposed to the ultra-violet light … Continue reading

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Open Letter from the Institute of Building Biology

ENERGY SAVING LAMPS AND THE BAN OF INCANDESCENT LAMPS Open Letter from the Institute of Building Biology + Ecology Neubeuern (IBN) to the responsible politicians in the European Union We, hereby, ask you to use all means at your … Continue reading

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