Almost everyone has thrown over the traditional incandescent light bulb and made the switch to CFLs (Compact fluorescent lamps).  In fact, the production of incandescent bulbs has now ceased completely.  And while many proclaim the environmental benefit of CFLs, research has concluded that they may not be good for us. Aside from the obvious dangers

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Prior to the government-mandated phaseout of traditional incandescent light bulbs — the ones Thomas Edison perfected  — in favor of more energy-efficient compact florescent lights (CFLs), no one ever regarded a broken light bulb as a possible health hazard.  But all that changed once those curly-headed CFLs with neurotoxic mercury inside began to replace incandescents

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Can exposing yourself to a light bulb cause damage to your skin and even set the stage for life-threatening melanoma? The answer appears to be: quite possibly, if the light bulb in question is one of those new energy-efficient spiral-shaped compact fluorescent ones now being used by millions of households in keeping with a government-mandated

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As ridiculous as it might sound, those compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) we were sold as a way of saving energy could actually be depleting your own energy — and that of your kids. That’s right. The light bulbs you’re currently using could be robbing you and your family of sleep while interfering with the production

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Blue Light is fast becoming a critical health concern.  Blue Light exposure is increasing with the adoption of CFLs as the primary source of lighting in office buildings and now in our homes.  Maybe it’s time to look at the overall health threat posed to us by Blue Light. Below are 6 good reasons to

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I travel a lot, and whenever I see one of those curly-shaped, energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs in a hotel room, it gets me quite upset, because I realize how much we’ve been brainwashed into accepting a misguided form of lighting that’s doing us more harm than good. In fact, the more I learn

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Recently, ExxonMobil has been running a series of commercials on the impact that compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) can make on energy savings — a campaign I consider tremendously ill-conceived. What those TV spots should be promoting are energy-saving light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. When the whole story is told, it’s obvious that ditching those CFLs needs

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It turns out that while some people claim CFLs (Compact fluorescent lamps) might be better for the environment, they are very bad for your eyes. The threat from CFLs, as well as other types of UV light, has long been known by eye care professionals. But it has just recently become a topic for the

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And why they should be removed from your home. The first time I saw a compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb was on Earth Day three years ago. This spiral-shaped light fixture was being given out free by the state of New Jersey during an event emphasizing the best ways to save energy, stem global warming

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Research shows that melatonin plays an important part in fighting breast cancer. If you’re fighting Breast Cancer, you need to know that there is a link between a good outcome and melatonin.  According to the American Cancer Society, research suggests that melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone produced by the pineal glad, may play a key

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