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Eco-Narcissism

I'm not generally a big fan of lobby groups, but I think I may make an exception for this one. I'm prone to notice the flicker of fluorescent lights both at home and in the office, and if it's quiet enough, they generate a buzz that is definitely an irritant.

With all of that in mind, this next little tidbit makes a whole lot of sense (h/t Donkeyrock):

According to a British migraine lobby group, energy efficient light bulbs could be causing migraines.

A spokeswoman for the group said that the bulbs have been triggering migraines either because of their flickering, or the low intensity of their light.

Jurisdictions around the world have been moving toward banning standard incandescent bulbs. British stores will stop selling all conventional bulbs by the end of 2011.

  Environmentalism


Comments:

#1 Donkeyrock 07-Jan-2008
Someone's been reading my Google Reader feed.
#2 Brian C. Ledbetter 07-Jan-2008
Heh, it's not like I have a choice—Your feed shows up with the rest of my reading list.

I'm not complaining, of course! At least you dig stuff that's generally readable. ;)

Regards,
Brian
#3 Donkeyrock 07-Jan-2008
My feed is all-powerful. BOW TO THE FEED!

I do tend to like reading readable material. :>
#4 captainfish 07-Jan-2008
this little tidbit has been known to many who do not want to be forced into placing toxic materials into their homes and TOLD what kind of bulb they must buy. I heard about this about 10 years or so ago mainly from the regular fluorescent bulbs. I know when those flicker they make my head hurt.
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