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Elspeth
11-20-2011, 08:39 PM
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL's) are causing health problems in asthmatics, diabetics, and patients with MS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS5ogZxoZ2Y

noonwitch
11-21-2011, 02:03 PM
I wasn't buying the energy-saving new light bulbs because of the price. Now I have a better reason.


I didn't know they used mercury. That can't be good-mercury is safe contained in a thermometer, but not in anything that will heat it beyond it's limits.

Elspeth
11-21-2011, 09:04 PM
I wasn't buying the energy-saving new light bulbs because of the price. Now I have a better reason.


I didn't know they used mercury. That can't be good-mercury is safe contained in a thermometer, but not in anything that will heat it beyond it's limits.

I'm trying to figure out what bulbs to buy when they outlaw our tungsten ones.

Rockntractor
11-21-2011, 09:23 PM
http://i686.photobucket.com/albums/vv230/upyourstruly/Caveman-withtorch.jpg

RobJohnson
11-29-2011, 02:56 AM
They use less electricity and put off less heat.

The downside is that if you break one, you need a hazmat team!

LED lights are dropping in price, they should be safer.

RobJohnson
11-29-2011, 03:11 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31PFBJHvjNL._AA300_.jpg

Elspeth
11-29-2011, 04:03 AM
They use less electricity and put off less heat.

The downside is that if you break one, you need a hazmat team!

LED lights are dropping in price, they should be safer.

My next lights will be LED. I did have one of these CFL bulbs break and I didn't know about the mercury. I cleaned it up like a normal bulb. I hope I don't die as a result! :eek: