Is Lighting Causing Health Problems?
From NaturalNews.com How to Avoid Health Hazards of Lighting (4/10) by Paul Fassa, citizen journalist
As the federally mandated phasing out of incandescent light bulbs approaches,
you need to know about your new lighting choices. There are three options, of
which one is no good if you value your health and don't enjoy eerie dim
lighting. The options are CFLs (compact fluorescent lights/lamps), halogen
bulbs, and LEDs (low energy diodes). They are all energy efficient according to
EISA (Energy Independence and Security Act) imposed standards. They cost more
than incandescent bulbs, but last longer.
Heavily Promoted CFLs are the Most Unhealthy- Their light quality has improved,
but is still not as good as all the other bulbs. The price range is from two
dollars U.S to eight dollars. They last longer than incandescent bulbs, but
before they expire completely, they begin to fade. They are filled with
mercury, which when broken will fill a room with more toxic vapors than you can
safely tolerate. Most of you know that. And the mercury laden CFLs present land
fill environmental problems, which means it's a hassle to get rid of them when
they do expire. Most of you know that too.
But many do not know of the extreme EMF (electro magnetic frequencies) radiation
from the dirty electricity these CFLs produce. The resultant EMF is the same
type of radio frequency pollution that we've been warned about from cell phones
and towers, portable phones, WiFi computers, and high power wires or high
voltage transformers outside your house or office. Cancer, neurological
disorders, diabetic endangering blood sugar spikes and malaise of various types
have been associated with EMFs from all these sources. Those sources outside
your home tend to be less menacing the farther way they are. But CFLs are meant
to be inside. Can you imagine a house full of CFLs? There is no hiding from all
that EMF pollution inside your space.
As reported by DirtyElectricity.ca.stet Electromagnetic Load Making Many of Us
Sick - Dr. Thomas Rau, Medical Director of the world renowned Paracelsus Clinic
in Lustmühle, Switzerland says he is convinced 'electromagnetic loads' lead to cancer,
concentration problems, ADD, tinnitus, migraines, insomnia, arrhythmia,
Parkinson's and even back pain. At Paracelsus (www.paracelsus.ch), cancer
patients are now routinely educated in electromagnetic field remediation
strategies and inspectors are sent to patients' homes to assess electromagnetic
It is estimated that 3-8% of populations in developed countries experience
serious electrohypersensitivity symptoms today, and 35% experience mild
symptoms. With increasing electromagnetic field exposures, these numbers, along
with the suffering involved for people who are impacted, and the health care
costs involved, are bound to go up.