Gallery: Researchers Find Potential UV Exposure Risk from Compact Fluor...


A study by the State University of New York at Stony Brook revealed that manufacturing flaws in some compact fluorescent bulbs can lead to potential UV exposure. Compact fluorescent bulbs, which have become popular in recent years as the result of new federal efficiency standards, are an energy-efficient alternative to the common incandescent bulb. But due to manufacturing flaws, they could expose skin to the damaging effects of UV light, potentially leading to skin cell damage and possibly cancer.

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  1. sheila t August 9, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Thank you Kristine!
    I checked more about it
    It seems UVC radiation ( a kind of UV) is the main problem,
    damaging radiation normally absorbed by the ozone layer
    Good about Stony Brook study, the UV radiation and effects
    with diagrams comparing with other light bulbs!

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