SBU Study Reveals Harmful Effects of CFL Bulbs to Skin
“Our study revealed that the response of healthy skin cells to UV emitted from CFL bulbs is consistent with damage from ultraviolet radiation,” said Professor Rafailovich. “Skin cell damage was further enhanced when low dosages of TiO2 nanoparticles were introduced to the skin cells prior to exposure.” Rafailovich added that incandescent light of the same intensity had no effect on healthy skin cells, with or without the presence of TiO2.
“Despite their large energy savings, consumers should be careful when using compact fluorescent light bulbs,” said Professor Rafailovich. “Our research shows that it is best to avoid using them at close distances and that they are safest when placed behind an additional glass cover.”
So in a rush to prove to the unhinged eco-warriors out there that the politicians care more about their votes than the well being of their constituents they passed a bill phasing out much safer incandescent bulbs for the more hazardous CFL's.
Yeah that's about right cause at least we're saving the planet. No matter how many people get UV burns and cancer from it.
My advice is to lay in a good supply of incandescent bulbs and hope the eco-hysteria will go away.
But don't hold your breath.