According to a study done at the Fraunhofer Wilhelm Klauditz Institute for German’s Federal Environment Agency, this gas emits 20 times more the allowed amount of mercury. Moreover, energy efficient light bulbs have been associated with anxiety, migraines, fatigue, dizziness, lack of concentration and seizures.
For that purpose, take a look at some other reasons why you need to switch back to incandescent or led lights:
Excessive amount of mercury
Mercury is a neurotoxin which has an adverse effect on everyone, especially pregnant women, and children. It harms the brain, nervous system, kidneys, liver, and, what’s more, it has been related to anxiety, insomnia, memory loss, cancer, tremors, and Alzheimer’s.
According to a study done at Berlin Germany’s Arab laboratory, the energy-efficient bulbs are filled with cancer-causing chemicals like styrene, phenol, and naphthalene.
These bulbs emit UV-B and UV-C radiation which is harmful to the skin and eyes. Moreover, the radiation has a negative effect on the entire immune system and prevents the formation of vitamin D3.
In the case of a bulb breakage, make sure to open all windows and doors and evacuate the house within 15 minutes. As the incandescent lights will not be available anymore, the LED ones are still available. Use them to be on the safe side.