published May 2012
CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb) are deemed to be an “environmentally friendly” alternative to classic light bulbs which will use less energy and have a smaller impact on the environment. In reality this is OPPOSITE of the Truth.
Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs contain Mercury (also known as quicksilver). Mercury is lethally toxic and has been banned in many countries from use in a long list of devices. Mercury is more lethally toxic than arsenic or lead. Mercury and Fluoride (fluoride is a highly toxic neurological toxin and an offset of the aluminum industry and is in NO WAY good for your teeth or your health) share a common “ancestor” – a highly dangerous element called fluorine (also called flourospar) which is derived from the mineral flourite. Most of the photons released from the Mercury atoms are in ultraviolet (UV) radiation wavelengths and there are increasing reports of people becoming ill or having a bright red rash appear on their face after they have used them. UV lights can affect and fade sensitive paintings, especially water colors, and many textiles making it necessary to protect artwork with clear acrylic sheets. Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs do not have a prismatic diffuser which would filter out Ultraviolet Radiation. Therefore there “may” be skin sensitive issues especially from those already suffering from a skin disease (i.e. Eczema).
CFLs are made to emit a disharmonious vibration, radiation and toxic chemicals with some people more affected than others. The disruptive vibrational impact of CFLs is exemplified in the way they effect televisions causing them to switch channels by affecting the infrared sensors on remote control receivers.
If a Compact Fluorescent Light bulb were to break, what do you do? The UK Health Protection Agency has this easy to follow list for “Mercury spills in residential settings“. (They also have this list which is specifically for CFLs, however, they attempt to downgrade the toxicity of the Mercury to the point of being laughable.) Knowing the repercussions of a break consider the fact that there are an estimated 5.5 MILLION LIGHT BULBS purchased in the United States EVERY DAY. Even if your light bulb does not break you cannot throw it away in your normal trash can. It is considered Hazardous Waste and must be disposed of in a specific manner as to avoid (you guessed it) Environmental Contamination via ground water supplies, soil seepage etc.
Effects of Mercury on the Human Body:
Alzheimer’s, depression, loss of memory, inability to control muscles and movements (motor function), kidney failure and MANY other problems.
Some of the problems people are currently reporting after using florescent bulbs include:
Mild to severe headaches/migraines, skin irritation, redness, burning sensation, itchiness, dizziness, nausea, tinnitus (ears ringing), earaches, numbness, tingling, tired, weak, fatigued, difficulty sleeping/restlessness, chest pains/heart problems, poor memory & concentration, irritability, feelings of stress and anxiety, mood swings, difficulty breathing, muscle pain, joint pain, pain and pressure in the eyes (For a complete list please visit Renewable Energy Geek).
Though I did not touch on it, David Icke’s book titled Remember who you are, Remember ‘where’ you are and where you ‘come’ from” also has astonishing information about how the CFLs connect into a large Smart Grid web (think compulsory Smart Meter activation) that is already being built around the USA/globe. This also links directly to Agenda 21 (more information to follow). I encourage you to read up on that as well because it is astonishing & I have linked some further information below.
Remember – Information is but opinion until you look it up and decide for yourself.
More Information Links:
CFL’s: Get The Facts: TONS of Information, Studies, Movies, etc. on the dangers of CFLs
Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs – The Dangers of CFLs by Cynthia Perkins M.Ed
Public Health Statement (Facts) for Mercury | Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry:
“The Cancer Connection to Mercury, Toxic Metals and Dental Cavitations”
AGENDA 21: Police now accompanying Smart Meter installations: Two homeowners arrested for saying NO!
‘We will not pick up toxic new bulbs’: Councils say energy-saving lights are too dangerous for binmen
A great source for CFL information (& information in general!) is David Icke‘s book, “Remember who you are, Remember ‘where’ you are and where you ‘come’ from“. I cannot recommend it highly enough. If you have never read a David Icke book then do yourself an ENORMOUS favor and pick up one (ANY one really, I read The Biggest Secret first and it floored me and I must say “Human Race Get Off Your Knees The Lion Sleeps No More” knocked my damn socks off) today – life as you know it will never be the same www.davidicke.com