The energy efficient light bulbs cause anxiety , migraines and even cancer
- Date : 02 Nov 2015
Reasons to return to incandescent bulbs
July 20th, 2015
In an effort to save energy and money, many people have begun to replace their old standard bulbs with energy saving bulbs ecological. But did you know that these new bulbs are so toxic that the Environmental Protection Agency has established an emergency protocol in case you break one.
When the energy efficient light bulbs are broken, they release 20 times the maximum permissible concentration of mercury in the air than standard bulbs. The bulbs can cause:
- Cluster Headaches
- Inability to concentrate
- The Mercury is an extremely powerful neurotoxin that is particularly dangerous for children and women who are pregnant. It is particularly toxic to the brain, nervous system, liver and kidneys. Cardiovascular, immune and reproductive systems are also at risk; eventually leading to tremor, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, and Alzheimer's disease.
- Elles contain potentially harmful carcinogenic ingredients such as phenol which is slightly toxic solid white crystalline acid derived from tar, and used in the chemical industry, the naphthalene which is a volatile crystalline compound produced by the distillation of tar coal, and styrene which is a petroleum byproduct.
- It is also important to remember that they emit lots of UV energy saving lamps emit UV-B and traces of UV-C radiation. UV radiation is harmful to the skin and eyes; the radiation emitted by the bulbs directly attacks the immune system. So my suggestion is to go back to incandescent bulbs and save yourself a lot of trouble!