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Energy Saving Bulbs are TOXIC?

I have noticed that my chronic skin condition has been somewhat worse in the past year or two. Incidentally, this has also been the length of time that I have been using the new energy saving bulbs that Al Gore told us would save the world. I have never even briefly considered a connection between the two.

Apparently, there might be one.

Oh, and apparently if you drop one and it breaks, you’d better get the hell out of the room like someone just dropped an anthrax sandwich.


March 22, 2008 - Posted by | General


  1. This is not new. They are afterall “Fluorecent Tubes”, just smaller.

    I guess there’s no free lunch when it comes to going green.

    Comment by Bernard | March 22, 2008

  2. Flourescent bulbs have always had potentially toxic materials inside them. Nothing new there. I’m not sure they are *quite* as bad as the article is making them out to be, though.

    As far as the ionizing effect the bulbs have on the air around them causing some types of skin conditions to flare up… I’ll remain skeptical until I see some more scientific data.

    Comment by Joe | March 25, 2008

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