Thursday, April 21, 2011

How many experts does it take to screw light bulbs? CFLs Cause "Green Cancer"

The London Telegraph is reporting that a German study links compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)  light bulbs to carcinogenic chemicals.
Peter Braun, who carried out the tests at the Berlin's Alab Laboratory, said: “For such carcinogenic substances it is important they are kept as far away as possible from the human environment.”
The "Electrical smog" contains phenol, naphthalene and styrene. Proving once again that big government solutions pale in comparison to free market solutions. A few "experts" do not seem able to look at problems from all relevant points of view and establish the best solution.  It takes too much expertise to truly understand complex issues.  So, how many "experts" does it take to screw light bulbs?

In America, jobs were lost and subsidies were required in the effort to "green" our light bulbs. This followed on the heels of our wonderful "battery fire" prone, coal powered, electric vehicles, and the CFC "ozone hole" being proven false, IPCC Global Warming hysteria fell on its face, "green jobs" are costing jobs at a 2 to 1 pace, and "bio fuel" is burning our food supply. 
The article concludes:
The latest report follows claims by Abraham Haim, a professor of biology at Haifa University in Israel, that the bulbs could result in higher breast cancer rates if used late at night.
I am coining a term: "GREEN CANCER" for this new revelation.


Priscilla said...

No authoritative or regulatory body anywhere in the world classifies styrene to be a known cause of human cancer. Moreover, a study conducted by a "blue ribbon" panel of epidemiologists and published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (November 2009) reports: "The evidence of human carcinogenicity of styrene is inconsistent and weak. On the basis of the available evidence, one cannot conclude that there is a causal relationship between styrene and any type of human cancer."

Priscilla Briones for the Styrene Information and Research Center (SIRC), Arlington, Virginia. SIRC ( is a trade association representing interests of the North American styrene industry with its mission being the collection, development, analysis and communication of pertinent information on styrene.

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