Eco-friendly Light Bulbs ContainToxic Chemicals

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Did you hear somewhere that these new, eco-friendly, compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) were the best thing that ever happened in the world of light bulbs? That they can outlast 12 regular light bulbs? That they’ll make you save tens of thousands of dollars by switching to them? That those who did not switch to CFL did not care about the planet (and are therefore eco-terrorist)? Well, I hope you did not fall for this crap. Since 2007, numerous studies proved that CFLs  contained dangerous amounts of mercury which, as seen in the VC article entitled Dumbing Down Society Part 2: Mercury in Foods and Vaccines, caused brain neuron degeneration. In other words, it makes you dumber. When these bulbs break (which often happens when thrown in the garbage), the mercury contained within is released.

Other recent studies proved that another type of eco-friendly bulb, the LED’s (used in new generation Christmas lights) also contained high levels of toxic chemicals. Here’s an article from Natural News on the subject.

Though the notion now borders on political incorrectness among many environmentalists, the simple incandescent light bulb is still the cleanest, most non-toxic form of consumer lighting available. A new study published by the University of California – Irvine (UCI) has found that popular energy-saving LED light bulbs are filled with high levels of lead, arsenic, and various other toxic chemicals.

Much like hazardous compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), which numerous investigations have shown contain dangerously high levels of mercury that damage human health and pollute the environment, the LED bulbs used in things like Christmas lights, traffic signals, and vehicle headlights, may be just as bad.

Oladele Ogunseitan, professor of public health and social ecology at UCI and lead author of the new study, and his team, crushed a variety of different LED bulbs to expose their internal chemicals. They then simulated an acid-rain scenario to see how the chemicals in the bulbs would react, and what the resulting liquid would be composed of.

They found that high-intensity red LED bulbs contained the highest levels of arsenic, a toxic element that damages cells and leads to cardiovascular problems, among other things. And low-intensity red LED bulbs were found to have the highest levels of lead, a toxic heavy metal that damages bones, the heart, intestines, kidneys, and the reproductive and nervous systems. White bulbs had high level of nickel, another potentially damaging metal that can cause skin problems.

In a landfill situation, broken LED bulbs can contaminate ground water supplies, rivers, streams, and lakes. In individual homes, the breakage of such bulbs is similar to CFLs in that careful cleanup is necessary as the residue is highly toxic. And even when taking precautions, bulb fumes and their corresponding chemicals can get into carpet and other hard-to-clean places, exposing young children to untold levels of such toxins over long periods of time.

Employees at Nu-life Industries wear a hazmat suit when breaking CFL bulbs to protect them from mercury poisoning. January 20, 2011.
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A fantastic book by Jim Marrs 'Top Secret' talks about the 2 doctors who back in the 1960's discovered a simple cure for cancer by cleaning white cells…….. funny how they both died after their 3rd conference ….. another plane crash…. plane never found….???? It is all part of them killing us, they need us to get cancer so big Pharma can make money, then kill us off…….. they do not even hide it, as they know most of us are asleep, we have all our time taken from us with day to day worries about money….. Georgia Guide Stones …. they even advertise they plans on these carvings…. just think about how much money has been given to Cancer Research Uk….. for 30 years and still no cure… we need to wake people up!!! ….. all this stuff has sadly shown me their is real evil out their and… Read more »

You are so awesome!!! And I am going to bed tonight with the biggest smile on my face for having read your post. Have an awesome Sunday lil one!!!! I think it will be a good one!

Peace

Thank you, church this morning was really good and filled me with happiness and a good feeling we are being protected by God…. i will keep on talking to him. God Bless

I too got a wiff off of those bulbs and getting headaches from them. I will go back to the original light bulbs. These companies don't care for your health I guess.

I had one of these light bulbs on top of my rat cage, soon later it was knocked over and broken, these new bulbs are very flimsy. The light bulb contents fell into the cage so I promptly cleaned it entirely within the next 6 months, the rat became three times the size with 9 tumors stretching her body, not even a year later I had to put her down because she was unable to walk. I'm horrified that these are the only light bulbs available in Canada, my mom drives across the border to get us regular light bulb's

i Did a current event on this for school. my teacher said it had to be about geogrophy but i thought this was much more important c:

This leaves me at a crossroads…….because you have two choices, use old fashioned bulbs that consume vast amounts of energy and cause your utility bills to skyrocket, thus impacting other aspects of your life (i.e. taking funds away from other activities)………..or you can use the poison bulbs (which lowered my utility bill by $80/month) and kill the planet that way. Either way, you're either over-utilizing resources….or using fewer resources and increasing pollution. In both cases, you're hurting the Earth. My solution……..everyone buy candles, churn butter, milk cows, plant gardens, build everything by hand………………step away from the computers unless you have a bicycle generator powered by you….otherwise, you're contributing to the problem…. No television, no computers…………….let's all be Amish.

we are all dying, i read the big stone thing about nwo . one thing its said the world will be under 500,000, thats f*****g ccrazy. we are all dying slowly, without knowing. im teenager, and kids my age are really eco-friendly, and they are welling to do anythig to save the world. we are dying and guess what were not dying from NATURAL CAUSES,. peole are dying before they reach in there 60's and that considered old age, if look in the bible, people in the bible died when thier almost 600 years old or more. we die from cancer, diabetes, drugs, achacol, cars, and touching a f*****g lightbulb,and etc. they are killing us physicaly and emotinally , i bet im slowly killing myself, while typingon my laptop, beacuse it has a gasy smell and im inhaling it. those MOTHERFUCKERZ sorry about my mispelled, im very pissed

You are correct in people dying more quickly than in Genesis days; however, in Genesis it also talks about God's spirit no longer dwelling with man forever because he is flesh and he set the years that man will live to 120 years. That's why we don't live as long. It is in Genesis 6. Those people lived a long time because God was with them.

Personally, I've always hated these. Knew about the mercury and disposal issues and hate the type of light they emit (too institutional for my home) and then they work like crap in the cold.

At the top of this page is a google advert for LED's on special offer!!!, most people that have tooth fillings have mercury fillings,i have a mouth full of them,on you tube there is a video shot with a special camera that shows what happens when someone chews with mercury fillings,theres a light smoke comes of the filling when chewing and i can only assume its mercury, but no-one has failed to mention mercury fillings in teeth!!

They're killing us slowly but surely. Next thing you know, they're gonna be finding out that the AC in the house contains chemicals from that air, that's been unknown for years. Or that the new cars carry something out of the ordinary. They are really trying to make something out of anything. All i can say is, make life…don't let it make you.

you can take them to home depot to be recycled.

Those bulbs are creepy and horrible. They make the room DARKER when you turn them on. How is this possible?

I noticed that too bud! Good one! They do….make the room darker.

So….as long as they don't break the mercury isn't released? Yea all the chemicals in it are horrible, but so many things have them so as long as I take precautionary actions when using them, I'll be fine. :/

Reference my comment at number 29. They do not have to break to harm you, they emit harmful frequencies and dirty electricity.

It is definitely difficult for us to find the bulb that has no drama in it. But I ‘am trying to find them en buy a bunch of it. When i don’t have any more left en i can’t buy them anymore more than i will start to use candles. Maybe not so safe, but better that than let me kill because of the government.

In belgium, you can't buy any regular light bulbs anymore. They are all off the shelves. You can only buy eco friendly ones that costs 4 times more and supposedly last twenty times longer, but they have all broken just as quick as the regular ones I used to use.

Right now I'm going to change again all my lights to the old ones :O

These bulbs emit "Dirty Electricity"

"CFL's operate at high frequency using an electronic switching ballast to chop up the 120 volts — that's how they are able to use less energy when compared to an old-style incandescent bulb. A typical operating frequency for an electronic ballast would be in the region of 20kHz to 100kHz, a frequency range known to produce adverse effects on one's health."

Read more: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/fighting-autism-a

So basically, these bulbs shut on and off "so many hundred times per second" and produce a detrimental frequency…

Just another form of toxic pollution deliberately pushed on us

Most of the companies i have seen they don't make use of chemicals like mercury for the LED's and are very safe, but we can't say which companies can be reliable. There is always a big question marks "?"

Wow they really think of everything.

Wow, they are really hitting us from every angle. I knew about the CFL lightbulbs which they are kind of making mandatory, but I didn't know about the LED's. SMH

We have to get it together people. Our planet is under attack. If we must die, at least go out fighting or denying their enslavement.

Sometimes the best retaliation is inner peace. That is what they seek to destroy.

NOT SURPRISED!!!!

If you think anything on this site is coincidence… you have a LOT to learn!

Thanks VC for spreading the news and informing us vigilants on things we did not know.

May god open our eyes and have mercy on our souls!

Here in Australia we had people knocking on the doors basically forcing people to take those light bulbs, and hand over our old ones, i refused thinking they must have bugs in em lol.. But now it makes more sense

In Colombia I had people knocking my door asking to VACCINATE my child. When I said no to the flu shot they thought Im craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy

Telling….

man, im starting to question everything these days…cant trust no body.. not even myself sometimes lol ty for the info tho

was tesla trying to kill us then?

Tesla didn't create these things, and if he did, I am sure he wasn't vouching for mercury.

Good comentary and exposure of this mess we're in, but please help us find alternatives to this problems. Are there any bulbs really safe for the environment and our wallets?

I've seen a lot of extra-life incandescent bulbs out there, so if you're willing to pay a little extra $$, you can use them things for a long time. Just get them while you can.

I just saw a doctor on the news the other day talking about this! (for those of you in Canada: Wylde on Health on CP24)…. below is a link to the website from one of the guests on that show… they were also talking about "dirty electricity" and reading how much radiation radiates from the light bulbs themselves, and they warned everyone to get rid of those compact fluorescent light bulbs!… heres the link: http://www.magdahavas.com/

From how it seems, they are trying to make the old bulbs obsolete. In America at least- you know, because America has the best ideas.

That is an awesome site Jammer!!! Thanks…

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