CFL Bulbs or Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs are good for the environment?
I don’t think so. CFL bulbs are, from a health and environment point of view, one of the worst options.
1. CFLs contain mercury. Mercury readily impacts the CNS (central nervous system) and may, in some cases, be fatal.
2. The contribute a significant EMF load – high ELF AC magnetic fields, ELF AC high electric fields and a lot of “dirty electricity” (high frequency transient spikes).
3. They flicker – so for those with environmental sensitivities or epilepsy, this MAY be a problem.
How do I know if I have CFLs?
Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) come in many shapes and sizes. Here are what many of them look like: