Category Archives: Other / General

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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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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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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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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Euro condom

http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/6169/ingo-maurer-euro-condom.html how to protect yourself from stupid rules: the euro condom as part of milan design week 09 the german designer ingo maurer unveiled ‘the euro condom’ created in response to new EU guidelines that will see frosted light bulbs … Continue reading

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LED lighting causes headaches in Dutch workers

(translation of an article that appeared in the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf: http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/5195982/__Hoofdpijn_van_led-verlichting__.html) The 350 as environmentally friendly promoted LED lights installed in the Dutch town hall of Hoogeveen appear to cause headaches in the employees. The lamps also produce … Continue reading

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