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Study: Eco-Friendly Light Bulbs
May Put Health At Risk

CBS Miami, by Staff

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Posted By:Axeman, 1/3/2013 1:32:14 PM

Every time you turn on the lights, you may be putting yourself at risk, according to a disturbing new study. Energy efficient bulbs are eco-friendly and can save you big bucks, but experts say that they could also have a dark side. “When there is something in your house, you don’t perceive any danger, you wouldn’t get that close to an x-ray in a doctor’s office,” explained Miriam Rafailovich, Professor of Materials Science at Stony Brook University in New York.
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Comments:
Where is an editor when you need one? This article seems to have been written on a phone and edited by spellcheck. I have never liked curly bulbs.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: clw54, 1/3/2013 1:36:46 PM     (No. 9096692)

Good think I stockpiled real light bulbs.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/3/2013 1:40:08 PM     (No. 9096697)

"Energy efficient bulbs are eco-friendly and can save you big bucks..."

Wow, two whopping lies right there in the opening paragraph. Oh - well, it is CBS, after all.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 1/3/2013 1:43:36 PM     (No. 9096702)

Me, too, #1.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/3/2013 1:44:32 PM     (No. 9096703)

If I have to stay 2 feet away at all times, how do I read?
Oh, I see how the leftists work.........If I can´t read, I can´t be a part of the ´informed electorate´ that the Founders KNEW was necessary to the health of our Republic.

Democrats Delenda Est

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Reply 5 - Posted by: JSanders, 1/3/2013 1:49:07 PM     (No. 9096713)

Yet another example of the law of unintended consequences.

Why let stubborn things like facts get in the way of showing the unwashed masses how much you "care" and know better.

s/o

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Reply 6 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/3/2013 1:52:06 PM     (No. 9096721)

It doesn´t even mention that you need a hazmat suit practically to clean up a broken bulb. Unbelievable.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 1/3/2013 2:12:57 PM     (No. 9096754)

Yes, but their hearts were in the right place, and they only wanted to help and they were saving the world from humans and so what it what they believed was wrong headed and misguided--they WANTED TO HELP! /s

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Reply 8 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/3/2013 2:14:29 PM     (No. 9096758)

The end of 2012 was also the end of 75 watt light bulbs, according to news I heard a couple of weeks ago. The 100 watts are already ´gone.´

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Reply 9 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 1/3/2013 2:18:09 PM     (No. 9096768)

I´ve noticed the incadesant heat bulbs I ordered from China at .35/unit sure put off a lot of light in the 60 watt model.

NOT joking.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ho72, 1/3/2013 2:24:32 PM     (No. 9096777)

CFLs are crap. Overpriced, don´t last near as long as advertised, need to call Hazmat when one breaks and now you need to wear SPF 50 and sunglasses indoors.

Well, somebody does -- it sure ain´t me.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jalo1951, 1/3/2013 2:25:05 PM     (No. 9096778)

I´ve got a stash of "real" light bulbs" that will last until my first great grandchild is born (I have no grandchildren so that might be a while).

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Reply 12 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/3/2013 2:34:21 PM     (No. 9096795)

This is obvious and has been for a long while. I don´t understand why they can´t scrap this legislation.

And this is on Republicans. A Republican wrote the legislation and a Republican president signed it. Scrap it!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: veritas, 1/3/2013 2:35:55 PM     (No. 9096800)

CFLs have been found to leak mercury even if intact and functioning ´normally.´

Have a nice day.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Pete Stone, 1/3/2013 2:36:56 PM     (No. 9096803)

This research came from SUNY Stony Brook. Their press releases are about as credible as press releases from UC Berkeley.

I am not defending compact fluorescents. I too have a stash of 100 W, 75 W, and 3-way incandescents. But I don´t believe everything I read from researchers at leftist schools.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: msctex1, 1/3/2013 2:45:09 PM     (No. 9096815)

At some point, they stopped fearing repercussions. Simple as that.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 1/3/2013 2:46:55 PM     (No. 9096817)

Save money? I don´t think so. I´ve tried them. They cost much more, and don´t last nearly as long as claimed. Plus they are fire hazards. I had two burn out on me while emitting a strong smokey smell. There have been a few stories that leaked past the censors about these bulbs actually catching fire.

http://www.wnd.com/2011/12/fire-hazard-fears-over-compact-fluorescent-lamps/

I´m done with them.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: lcl4, 1/3/2013 2:50:45 PM     (No. 9096826)

I understand that ´rough or rugged´ duty bulbs are still available. A bit costly but they do last longer.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 1/3/2013 3:00:10 PM     (No. 9096839)

These bogus studies are really upsetting. We all know the goobernment wouldn´t mandate it unless it was good for us!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: flatwater, 1/3/2013 3:08:37 PM     (No. 9096857)

Hey, they kill skin cells, they cause the deadliest form of skin cancer (melanoma), and they´re loaded with mercury!

What´s not to like?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/3/2013 3:10:56 PM     (No. 9096862)

I installed them in my office at the ranch. I have to turn them on fifteen minutes early in order for them to gen up to enough light to work by. Effectively, I am wasting fifteen minutes of juice, since I can do not work by the twilight emitted in those fifteen minutes.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/3/2013 3:12:17 PM     (No. 9096863)

Given that there is mercury in the curly bulbs, the eco idiots realize that when one breaks you have to call hazmat to have them come clean up the mess? And in cleaning up the mess, they may have to do things from ruining carpet by cutting holes in it to cutting holes in your floor or maybe even condemn your house in a worst case scenario. Rush talked to a young man a couple of years ago when this subject first came up. The young man said that one of these bulbs got broken in one of those big box stores and people had to go to the ER for mercury poisoning. Problem is, most ER´s in this country aren´t familiar with the symptoms of mercury poisoning. And then there is the issue of landfills being turned into toxic mercury dumps. Oh yes, the bulbs are eco-friendly. And yes, the last sentence is laced with sarcasm.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: LouD, 1/3/2013 4:18:27 PM     (No. 9096972)

Any of those bulbs I have that failed go right in the landfill. Whyinhell should I have to put up with their (Greeny) BS and possibly pay for removal? After all, I am forced to buy them by the gooberment. Let them deal with any consequences.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 1/3/2013 4:54:56 PM     (No. 9097022)

I hope the White House and other government buildings have hundreds --no thousands-of these bulbs burning away.
Our house has none. The new A shape Sylvania
halogen bulbs look like and give the same warm light we all know and love . One has the same light quality as our 100 watts. They are not too expensive and best of all they are NOT GE.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/3/2013 5:01:59 PM     (No. 9097040)

Where do you find the A shaped Sylvania? I´m not familiar with them.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Axeman, 1/3/2013 7:07:32 PM     (No. 9097218)

#25
Just one of the places I found:
http://www.hardwareandtools.com/Sylvania-19008-Supersaver-28W-A17-Halogen-Bulb-Soft-Wht-0744227.html

Search for sylvania a17 halogen.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/3/2013 8:23:06 PM     (No. 9097326)

Just like all of the.other green garbage that they force on us...

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Reply 27 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 1/3/2013 9:13:27 PM     (No. 9097374)

I thought there was something wrong with the light from those compact fluorescent bulbs. They caused me eyestrain when using them as a close-up work light. Then I read you should stay at least two feet away from them at all times. Now we learn they can cause sunburn and even skin cancer from the strong ultraviolet radiation. I think the newer LED bulbs are safe to use, as they do not have the strong ultraviolet radiation.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 1/4/2013 7:14:25 AM     (No. 9097791)

Thanks #26. 100 CRI would equal a 100 watt? I bookmarked this site.

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