Good News! CFLs Now Reported To Release Cancer Causing Vapors!

This is the kind of story that deserved an “oh, snap!” headline, but, I refrained, but, it is certainly an eye opener. Good thing Congress didn’t mandate that most incandescent light bulbs can no longer be manufactured and sold in the United States. From NoTricksZone (original story in German)

I don’t have a single one of these damn things in our house, and I’m glad. Now the German online DIE WELT has a report here called: Energy Saving Lights Emit Toxic Substances.

It was already widely known that CFLs released deadly mercury, but only if they broke, see here for example, or here on what to do if one breaks. Now, according to the German television news show “Markt“, which will air tomorrow evening at 8:15 pm, CFLs also emit cancer-causing fumes during their operation, principally phenol, which is highly toxic even in small amounts.

Apparently, Democrats just want to kill grandma. And kids. And everyone. Hey, Paul Krugman says people should no longer be civil, ya know. Quote from DIE WELT

The official expert for lighting, Peter Braun, confirmed the magazine’s claims that substances can find there way in the air in a room. ‘Of special concern was that all lights that were tested emitted cancer-causing substances while they operated, and these happened to be the substances that occurred with the highest concentrations,’ Braun told the network.”

Why do Democrats/liberals poor people….oh, wait, they hate humans, and would love to see the Earth’s population reduced, because Mankind is a blight on Gaia, and are bad for the climate. Of course, when they talk about this, they mean everyone else, not themselves. But, here’s your chance to do the right thing for anthropogenic global warming, climate alarmists: replace every single normal lightbulb in the range of 40-100 watts with a CFL.

BTW, I do have several CFLs left in my house. One lamp downstairs next to couch (the other side has a three way, and I’m not paying that much for a CFL 3-way.) Front porch…..that’s it. I’ve mostly stopped using them, because they no longer last like they once did, and I’m not spending the extra money.

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7 Responses to “Good News! CFLs Now Reported To Release Cancer Causing Vapors!”

  1. captainfish says:

    Wouldn’t that be the perfect places for those cancer-fume emitting CFLs?

    Outside front door to kill the bugs that come near…. or those pesky magazine-selling kids.

    And, on THAT side of the couch the old hag sits on while reading her Trashy Gossip Rags she used your money to buy while you were out working for a living?

    (nah, not bitter at all)

    on a serious note….. GO FIGURE!!! Perfect example of a government plan. They think they know better than everyone else, and their plan ends up killing everyone. And, yes, I do believe it is on purpose.

  2. Trish says:

    The captain is right.
    As with the election of a totally untested, unvetted, inexperienced and completely incapable president, the liberal media (along with its liberal activists) in all its’ fawing glory, has aided and abetted Al Gore and all things associated with the Goracle’s global warming hype, to become “science” and considered indisputable. Until we start finding out all of the harm that will be done by following ANY of the recommendations that come of AGW policies, a lot of people will be duped into believing much of the horse crap. But by then it will be too late. And especially if we allow cap & tax to pass; we will doom our country to a third world life existence.

  3. david7134 says:

    Have you ever analysed all of the so called “clean” energy? For instance, windmills, they require petroleum products to manufacture them, then, they require batteries to sustain the electrical output. We have a battery plant here and I can assure you that it is anything but safe and clean. Imagine disposal of the batteries.

    The other concept is cars. They want electrical cars, but they don’t work in cold environments. Again they require batteries that expire and you have to consider disposal of a toxic substance. They also advocate hydrogen. But hydrogen is extremely unstable, imagine getting rear ended by a car with you sitting on a bunch of this gas!!

    Maybe they should leave all of us alone and let market force dictate policy.

  4. mojo says:

    “Hey, Mr. Early Adopter – are we learning yet?”

  5. I thought about putting one on the back porch, buy, didn’t want the skeeters, spiders, and treefrogs to mutate and go on a rampage!

    The really sad part, Trish, is that a republican, Fred Upton, helped push the legislation. I’ve sent multiple emails to his office asking if he has switched to CFLs at home and work. Shockingly, no response.

    I know what you mean about batteries, David. I’m Greenville, NC, there used to be an Eveready plant, and the property was unused for something like 20 years due to contamination

    I wonder if I van sue Al Gore, mojo, if I get cancer from using CFLs?

  6. lighthouse says:

    RE good job incandescents still allowed..

    Well, not really
    the much touted more efficient incandescents like current halogens, are only temporarily allowed
    http://ceolas.net/#li001x

    Besides, Halogens have a whiter light and constructional differences, apart from costing
    much more for small savings, which is why neither governments or
    consumers like them, as they have been around a while without being bought, and are not generally available in post-ban EU, if so in a smaller range,
    the push being to buy CFLs in all the main stores.

  7. lighthouse says:

    Also, RE CFLs and cancer,

    Unfortunately, the cancer, radiation and mercury issues are not the
    only problem with CFLs,
    or even LEDs…
    ( http://ceolas.net/#li18eax )

    CFLs and Home Safety
    Fire Risks — Radiation — Health

    CFL Mercury Issue
    Breakage — Recycling — Dumping — Mining — Manufacturing —
    Transport — Power Plants

    LEDs: Lead and Arsenic Issues
    Lead, arsenic and other toxic content, home breakage and disposal concerns

    Overall Small Energy Savings
    USA Dept of Energy and EU official sources, less than 1% of society energy usage saved from light bulb regulations

    ….notice also how major light bulb manufacturers welcome the ban on
    unprofitable cheap simple types of incandescent light bulbs,
    allowing them to sell more CFLs, that people would not otherwise buy –
    and, arguably, justifiably would not buy…..

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