Compact Fluorescent

CFL’s May Cause Cancer?

by Steve MacDonald January 4, 2013

A study released last Summer by Stony Brook University – “The Effects of UV Emission from CFL Exposure on Human Dermal Fibroblasts and Keratinocytes in Vitro,”  (published in the June issue of the journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology)– suggests that compact fluorescent light bulbs release dangerous amounts of UV rays that create a serious health […]

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Watt The CFL Is Going On Here?

by Steve MacDonald January 2, 2013

While the total ban on incandescents was averted the old reliable ‘heat-ball’ is still nearing extinction in the US.  When we rang in this new year, January 1st 2013 began the ban on the 75 Watt incandescent bulb.  It may no longer be produced or sold once supplies run out.  It’s smaller cousins will not […]

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Is That a Suntan, or Just a Bad Case of CFL-Burn?

by Mike July 25, 2012

Perhaps those of us who looked askance at the Compact Fluorescent Lightbulb may have been right to worry in more ways than one…. Not only are there the HazMat cleanup methods if you should ever break one, but researchers have discovered that CFLs can expose users to enough UV to cause skin damage: “Our study […]

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