Do You knew what is eco-friendly light bulbs ? Eco-friendly are new generation energy-saving light bulbs and lot of people replaced their old standard light bulbs. In the same time they are also money saving, but there is a catch. These energy- efficient bulbs are extremely toxic. According to a study conducted by researchers from the Fraunhofer Wilhelm Klauditz Institute for German’s Federal Environment Agency, in case of demage, these light bulbs release 20 times the maximum acceptable mercury concentration in the air.
Even is created an emergency protocol by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, what you need to follow in the event of a bulb breakage, due to the poison gas that is released. Except this, the’re a few negative effects such as : Migraines, fatigue, anxiety, cluster headaches, dizziness etc. You can find many reasons to avoid energy-saving light bulbs and back to old fashion incandescent bulbs, like this:
Energy saving bulbs contain mercury, strong neurotoxin, specialy dangerous to children and pregnant woman.
Energy saving light bulbs emit a lot of UV rays, harmful for the eyes and the skin as it can lead to some form of cancer.
Energy saving bulbs can cause cancer, because contain poisonous carcinogens similar with naphtalene, styrene and phenoles. In the event of a bulb breakage, due to the poison gas that is released, you should follow this emergency procedure: People and pets should leave the room and open a window or door to the outdoor environment to air out the room for 5-10 minutes. Turn off air-conditiong system. Collect broken glass by stiff cardpboard and small pieces and powder by sticky paper or tape. Moreover some localities require dump this scraps to recycling location. After all there is no reason to keep them in the house, remove them and replace them with old fashioned incandescent bulbs.