Published on August 6th, 2012 | by Chelsea3
Study Finds CFLs Damaging to Human Skin
August 6th, 2012 by Chelsea
A study out of Stony Brook University found that compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs can damage human skin because of the UV emitted by them. The study is a repeat of a European test which looked at the levels of UV coming through cracks in phosphor coatings on all CFL bulbs.
The researches noted that incandescent bulbs did not affect healthy skin cells.
To combat the harmful emissions from CFLs, researchers suggested avoiding the use of the bulbs at close distances and adding a glass covering.
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