What we haven’t been told about the CFL bulbs is that they also produce radio frequency radiation and dirty electricity and are making some people sick. Symptoms include headaches, nausea, fatigue, body aches and pains, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, loss of short-term memory, tremors, etc. About 3% of the population have electrohypersensitivity (EHS), a sensitivity to energy produced by electronic equipment and wireless technology. These people don’t “like” these lights, become ill when entering stores that use them, and wouldn’t consider buying them for their home or office use. They prefer the less energy efficient incandescent lights that don’t produce dirty electricity or radio frequency energy.
If you really want to “save the planet” and still protect your health, I would suggest you buy the LED (light emitting diodes) that are more energy efficient than CFL, don’t contact mercury, and don’t produce radio frequencies that may be harmful to your health.
The Canadian government has to convince manufacturers to redesign these CFL bulbs and instead of promoting them, they should be banning them.
-Dr. Magda Havas
Trent University, Peterborough, ON, Canada