Eco-friendly Light Bulbs ContainToxic Chemicals


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.



  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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:

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 this has lead me to God…. i always dismissed this as for the crazy people…. not anymore, my first time attending church tomorrow – i want to be with the good people – where their is evil – there is always good…

    • 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!


      • 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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!!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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:

    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

  14. 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 "?"

  15. 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.


    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!

  17. 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

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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:

  21. Well, i'm from holland. Here whe have only that eco friendly bulb. In the most stores whe can buy the eco friendly bulb, it will be a matter of time and it will be every where in holland. Its really horror to read this, in my parants whole house whe have only that stupid ecobuld. I always had thougt that this couldnt be right and here it is. Thank you vc. Holland is dawm f****d up with allot of things, sorry my englisch is not so verry good.

    • Good point, but there is also warnings for mercury on vaccines… while injecting the substance into your body is different than 'having it around'- just the fact that we are "Okay" with it while they try to play the "Eco Friendly!" bit is what is worrisome….. it's conditioning…. Most people read warnings and still assume everything is okay or else it wouldn't be available on the market.

  22. so… thats the way they want to decrease the world population?! oh, God. they're really doing that. i have a feeling these seem-to-be revolutions in Asia are designed for the same purpose.

  23. I was just reading about this yesterday, these fluorescent lights were causing symptoms such as lethargy, headaches among other things, a few minutes after I changed the bulb these symptoms went away! Great article VC

  24. I can now say this truthfully: Nothing really surprises me anymore. If there's poison in most of our food, wouldn't it make sense to add poison to something that most people have and use on a regular basis (lightbulbs in this case)? I really wouldn't be surprised at this point if hand sanitizer caused cancer.

  25. Aw man I totally smashed a cfl bulb in my guest room a few months ago when I was mad at my ex. Retard was all about that Eco friendly bs money machine trend. I've never been one to hop on trends. Guess I'm a little smarter than that.

  26. Well I have got two little boys. We play ball, wrestle around and they are little monkeys in the climbing department. A broken lightbulb is a very foreseeable event in my house. I too had switched over to the bulbs to be more 'eco-friendly'. But when exposed to some additional information about them, such as the heavy metals and toxins they contain, I had second thoughts. When looking even further, I found that if one does break, you are supposed to get young children and pets out of the house immediately, and then use gloves and a mask to clean up…or call local hazmat what the????….I decided no thanks! How is this eco-friendly??? I am working my damnest here in the 21st century to limit my boys exposure to toxins – let me tell you what an uphill battle that is. Many things I have no control over, buying lightbulbs, at least today, is just one more way to limit potential exposure to extremely damaging toxins. Note – Europe is banning regular lightbulbs as of 2012 – Germany already did I believe. 100 Watt bulbs had a 600% increase in Germany as the people prepared themselves for the switch. Similar to the potassium iodide shortage the US is experiencing now.

    Awesome job VC!!!! So happy to see you bring this up!!!

    • I wish I could go back in time about 5 years ago when these started being pushed on us and I said "There has got to be a catch"

      I remember endless arguments over what bulbs to buy in my household- but you know, I learned these dirty electricity bulbs can pollute a whole block… so if your neighbor has them, while you are not in immediate danger of exposure to the innards- the pulsating frequencies still reach you.

      Uphill battle, indeed!

  27. My understanding is that, while the CFLs had Murcury in them in a concentrated form, the amount in each bulb was less than the amount put in the air from burning coal for lighting the incandescent bulb. Concentrated risk for greater (if distributed) benefit (especially in coal-loving Indiana/Chicagoland).

  28. HAHAHAH!!!


    Not people-friendly, just "humane" to the planet, mother earth. Gimme a frickin' break.

    How 'bout PEOPLE come first. Gee, there's a novel idea.

    • People friendly? It is not always about "we" because there are many things that "we" should consider. There are animals and plants, the Earth, which God gave us the responsibility of handling it. Don't be selfish and think about other life forms. It's all about balance. That's why there is light and dark, yin and yang, and good and evil. We shouldn't think that we are the only ones who are allowed to live.

      ———Peace and Love. ,V,,

  29. I always had a hunch inside me to not go crazy over the "Eco-friendly" light bulbs, still using the regulars. Good job VC for opening our eyes.

  30. I can't believe LEDs contain toxic chemicals as well, almost everywhere you can see LED lights….. guess the LEDs in my house got to go, thanks for this great article VC!

    • Not really a shock there. All electronics contain a not insignificant amount of heavy metals and other toxic elements. They don't generally release of emit those elements in any amount though. Note that for the LED bulbs they had to smash them and acid wash them to get anything out of them.

      Most bulb manufacturers note that you should take the bulbs to a proper recycling facility for a reason, and for LED bulbs, many areas have rules regarding disposing of electronics in general, LED bulbs should fall under that.

      • Exactly. The manufacturing of all electronics include chemicals highly toxic to humans. This study may be a shocker for most but people need to understand the trade offs of having electronics and the chemicals that it takes to make them. It's not just light bulbs. As an intern, we used to joke about breaking small electronic devices and releasing the "purple smoke".

        This is just an fyi.

        ~A Chic Named Slickback

    • for as long as you have them on, i dont think it will do any harm to you.. throwing all of your l.e.ds out sounds pretty radical

      • Research "Dirty Electricity" and the frequencies these bulbs emit. That alone IS harmful. I just wanted to point that out. One bulb pollutes a neighborhood street, so really, there is no escaping the frequencies. You just have to hope you also don't bust it and breathe it in or get it in your body.

  31. It makes you wonder if these things are truly intentional or simply affecting us inadvertently. On this one (just this once), I'm inclined to go with the latter.

    • In my point of view it is 100% intentional. For example, here in Russia our dear President Dmitry "New World Order" Medvedev has issued a decree that compels ceasing production of traditional light bulbs in Russia by year 2014, at the same time that very same decree states, that the sale of traditional light bulbs should be also banned provided there's "sufficient supply" of "energy-saving" bulbs "on the market". Not too subtle policy I'd say. Yet, how many salvage facilities for the used "eco-friendly" bulbs is planned to be built in Russia by 2014? Yep, you got it right, zero.

      • There is something really scary about Putin and Medvedev.

        Those two are luciferians. There is something about them that is really creepy.

        I remember this picture of my fave gymnast Svetlana Khorkina doing the okay/666 sign.

        Since she is involved in politics and was set by Putin I can tell the reason.

      • Totally agree with you. In fact it is really depressing to read at some websites that many Americans & Europeans view Russia as somewhat anti-NWO and even attribute some hopes to Russian government. Don't be deceived! Russia as it is today is an integral part of the NWO, if not one of it's trailblazers. Since the communists destroyed Russian monarchy & diminished the influence of Orthodox Church all Russian leaders have been Freemasons or heavily influenced by the international occult masterminds. "Cold War" was a sham, though USSR was far more nationalistic & independent, than Russia is today. Luckily Russian people are very different from Russian government – they are nationalistic, spiritual & very independent, despite years of oppression. In my view, Russian people are still truly uncontrollable, though absolutely apolitical. That is why Allen Dulles, Kissinger, Brzezinski and other prominent freemasons have been expressing so much hate towards them. That is why our government does anything possible to kill and dumb-down its own population with low quality of life, horrible health-care system, alcohol & drugs, bad ecology, illegal immigration & total corruption of moral & religious values. Putin & Medvedev have reached enormous progress in giving up Russia to the NWO and they keep going! So don't wait anything good from that satanic duo. Medvedev is even worse than Putin – just like Obama is worse than Bush. So wait no help from the Eastern front this time, people, Russian political and business elite has been hijacked by satanic cult decades ago.

      • Medvedev even had the french sex kitten Farmer for dinner. Disgusting.

        Have you watched the videos of Nyusha? I bet she is mk'd.

        I had to delete Dima Bilan from twitter because the man is batshit crazy. He'd say things like he's surrounded by zombies, that he writes songs as he watches horror movies and so on.

        Behind them is Yana Rudkovskaya who is portrayed as an example of a great russian woman, but that lady works for the dark side.

        The Rothschilds took control of the Orthodox Church after the Revolution. I cant even look at an icon because there is always something, the hidden hand, the okay sign, the hidden eye… it's horrible! For some time I thought about converting but no way! The church in Russia is freemason filtered and dying.

        I know russians are strong people but the media as you said, has done a good job ruining the minds of young russians. I know plenty of girls that are stupid as fffck! The russian woman is the most beautiful in the world naturally. They have good genes. But this girls they are always buying make up and clothes, starving themselves and allowing others to use them as sex objects. When you log on vkontakte, you see pictures that are terribly embarrassing, that look like a Playboy shot. And they go crazy if tons of people click on "mne nravitsya" as if the most important thing in one's life is to amuse people with skanky pictures. And the popularity of bisexuality amongst the russian girls it's plain scary. The elite's agenda to turn woman into sex objects is well on it's way in Russia. It's frightening. Alcoholism, the food is trash, etc…

        Russia needs PRAYERS!

      • Yep, the situation in Russia has deteriorated severely in recent years. And I'm only 26 years old! Never particularly liked Western Europe, but when I was younger I dreamed about immigrating to the USA. Yet after traveling around the world and being several times to the USA, I can say that I ain't going anywhere from Russia. In my opinion, despite all the crap that's going on, Russia is still far better off than the West. And you're wrong about food – Russian food is totally great compared to what I experienced in the USA. I think a fair share of patriotism and love for one's country and people (not government or party or movement) is always a good thing. In fact nationalism and patriotism was always feared by the global elite, that is why the 'national idea' was totally discredited by Rothschild-financed Illuminati pawn and occultist Adolf Hitler. Now globalism, cosmopolitanism, urbanization and trans-humanism are forced upon us with unprecedented force. Unfortunately many people are so brainwashed, that they view those things as positive, totally unaware of (or even embracing) the satanic and occult nature of those phenomena. Patriotism now has become a mock-idea of supporting illegal wars and genocide in third countries, protesting against immigrants or going down with any illegal decision one's government makes. While the true patriotism would be banishing freemasons, zionists, globalists, evil corporations, financial terrorists and "secular humanists" from our native lands and going back to our roots, our religion and becoming self-sufficient and wholesome again.


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