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-- -- -- What's important what's more important saving the environment or your family's personal health we'll probably the personal health right.
There's a new report that those government mandated.
Energy saving light bulbs you know like the little pig tail can actually cause cancer the fox medical -- teams doctor Marc Siegel is here to Mauritania.
Good morning guys are doing a pretty good you know there were a lot of people are saying or why -- why is the government forcing us to use these bulbs well they're gonna use less energy and now we find out they're.
At forest they're called compact fluorescent lights are those -- -- you can stick him in any socket they have one quarter the amount of energy.
Green right what's not to like well first of all -- got Mercury inside them so -- electrical current to make the light goes over Mercury the thing breaks.
You can get Mercury.
That's dangerous in his second thing is people have been found to have -- strain headaches depression from this -- it's not as much like -- not as much -- you sitting there it's not a looks like.
If you sit too close to these things it's fluorescent now that would seem to be the same as a regular indoor light right.
So one thing at Stony Brook some brilliant researchers just looked at these -- and found that they have cracks and chips in them.
So there admitting more fluorescent light.
Than you usually get with a -- light -- then they studied skin cells under the microscope and found out they're damaged.
I skin cells especially the support of cells of the Skinner getting damaged by the Israelis I also know you know we have the FDA we have -- -- in case -- meant to bring you -- that is into the market and is there -- system out there to make sure this new green technology.
Is healthy for us whether it's light bulbs today.
Or something tomorrow.
Right that's a great question the answer is no no and all I can tell people right now was to just not sit too close to these bowled -- -- -- a -- or -- away.
Probably nothing's gonna happen here but I'm disturbed to see skin cells -- -- damage that could lead to wrinkles and as you said the beginning what's the long term effect of damaging skin cells -- worries me in terms of possible cancer -- mean you know I don't want anyone out there to be frightened but this just.
Brings home the point green is good.
Maybe maybe not.
Yeah the body when people look at the cost if you look at the cost comparison between an incandescent and fluorescent light -- -- hundred watt incandescent cost -- sixty cents.
The CFL -- -- but you know they -- -- to last longer it's gonna last longer so.
That's one of the cost saving -- -- -- kids and applicable in the house until.
You know that this is typical of certain government programs they don't look at the health issues first.
Before this thing is on the market before we're talking about saving energy I'd like studies like this -- have already been done I'm glad they're being done now.
But you know I'm not rushing out to buy these -- right now how many times have we -- green projects that end up being questionable terms of our health.
Do we need more films like Al Gore standing there at an airport where jet fumes are going by -- mean.
Green is great as long as it's less expensive as you point out this is more expensive.
And safe for your help these bulbs are not necessarily -- back.
This is why you're using candles -- much all the time that explains I struggle that's he's got a string women's golf.
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