Energy Efficient Bulbs Cause Anxiety, Migraines, and Even Cancer. Reasons to Go Back To Incandescent Bulbs

It’s extremely important in this day and age to try and save some money.

Saving electricity has been a thing for quite some time as well, so the two have found ways to go hand in hand. Energy efficient bulbs began to rise in popularity, thus leading is to the problems with the latest generation of bulbs.


The US EPA, or Environmental Protection Agency, has even issued emergency protocols in case one were to break near you because of the toxic gas they release. Each broken bulb releases around 20 times the max level of mercury acceptable into the air, which is a lot! For those that don’t know why that’s so bad, Mercury is a neurotoxin; it’ll mess with your head, your nervous system and even your cardiovascular system giving it a very deadly reputation.

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The bulbs also contain phenol, naphthalene and styrene – all known to cause cancer in humans. One last thing: these bulbs emit harmful UV-B and UV-C rays that can negatively affect your skin, eyes and immune system!

If you really want to save money on electricity you should really consider looking into getting solar panels for your home. Not only will they not mess with your insides like a slow poison, they’ll power your home for pennies compared to what you pay now!