That new and improved source of light that was guaranteed to save us from the perils of global warming aka climate change ain’t quite as pure and perfect as we once were told.
Environmentalists have pushed to abolish traditional incandescent light bulbs, in order to reduce the amount of electricity needed to light up our homes.
However, a small but vocal minority has insisted that the curlicue-shaped compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) pose a threat to human health.
Now, a group of scientists at Stony Brook University has proven that CFLs do emit ultraviolet (UV) light rays that can harm human skin cells.
This peril is in addition to the haz – mat requirements should we break one of the bulbs and be exposed to the mercury contained in the bulb.
What will our protectors do now?
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