Fluorescent light sensitivity is a real problem for many people and it occurs from both compact and tube fluorescent bulbs.
Fluorescent light sensitivity
Fluorescent light headaches are perhaps the most common symptom, but fluorescent light health problems can also include EMF symptoms caused by EMF radiation. I had one client whose skin turned red because of her fluorescent light sensitivity and the EMF waves emitted from the bulbs.
Most people will immediately experience fluorescent light sensitivity when trying to look at a compact fluorescent bulb. Many people also experience fluorescent light fatigue when working under this type of lighting for an hour or more. When using an EMF meter it is surprising to see the amount of EMF radiation people are exposed to when they are in proximity to these fixtures.
I have another article that discusses EMF protection which you can find HERE if you are interested in learning more about this topic.
Toxic soot particles
Fluorescent light sickness can also be caused by inhalation of toxic soot particles emitted from the electrical components of the fixtures.
The photos in this article were taken in an office building I was asked to investigate because employees were getting sick and did not know why. They were inhaling toxic soot particles that were originating from the fluorescent fixtures.
The soot particles were continually emitting from the light fixtures up on the ceilings when they were turned on. The invisible microscopic soot particles were like black snow falling down on them while they were at work.
The aging transformer problem
All fluorescent light fixtures have electrical transformers in them that reduce the amount of electricity entering the lightbulbs to make them energy efficient. Compact fluorescent bulbs have the transformers built into the bulbs which are why the bases of the bulbs are large.
The transformers are designed to resist electricity which causes them to become hot which causes them to age, gradually fail, and sometimes start fires or explode. This can happen with tubular fixtures as well as compact fluorescent light bulbs.
Toxic soot particles visible inside fixtures originating from failing transformers causing fluorescent light health problems.The soot stains inside the light fixture shown above are evidence of a transformer leaking toxic soot particles that contribute to poor indoor air quality and make people sick. People with a keen sense of smell can often detect the subtle burning odor in the air when the transformers are hot.
The photo at the top of this article shows toxic soot particles from fluorescent fixtures that were in the air and then became bonded to the wall behind an electric wall clock. Seeing the soot particles on the wall and air registers give you a small glimpse of the billions of microscopic particles that were being inhaled by the employees in the building.
Fluorescent light sensitivity is increased when bulbs age and when you hear a fluorescent light hum from failing transformers.When tubular bulbs start to flicker or burn out, or when a light fixture makes a humming or buzzing sound, the EMF waves introduced into the surrounding environment are even more intense.
Eliminate fluorescent light health problems
I recommend replacing fluorescent fixtures and bulbs by upgrading to the newer LED lighting. LED technology is safer and less expensive to use. It also reduces EMF radiation in your indoor environment.
To help you understand the health issues related to EMF exposure in your home, I wrote the book How to Reduce EMF Radiation Exposure. The book is only $7.99 and in it, I’ll show you actual inspection photographs with clear explanations to help you understand the EMF sources in your home and the practical solutions you can take to reduce your exposure.
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