The Dangers of Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Incandescent light bulbs have been banned in Europe, and the U.S. is following suit with plans to phase out sales of incandescent light bulbs by 2012. What they are pushing as an alternative are the supposed “green” light bulbs – compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). In the ultimate form of sick irony, what many people don’t know is that fluorescent lights are actually bad for not only people and animals, but the earth itself. Not only are these bulbs filled with the second most toxic element on the planet – mercury (Hg) – but they have been proven to cause health problems in a substantial percentage of the population. As someone who is affected by fluorescent lights, and who does not want more people to be exposed to mercury or the negative effects of fluorescent lights, I am outraged that this is occurring – fluorescent lights make me feel very strange: I get flush, can’t think as well, and feel profoundly dizzier and weaker. According to reports, claims that CFLs will save consumers money have proven to be lies as overall energy savings have been minimal.

Here is an excellent article outlining the dangers of fluorescent light bulbs and why so many people have adverse reactions to them.

The following is from: The dangers of fluorescent light bulbs – by David Icke

These so-called compact fluorescent light bulbs, or ‘CFLs’, are supposed to be good for ‘fighting’ (everything is a ‘fight‘) the illusory global warming – good for the ‘environment’ in other words. In fact, they are lethal both to that and human and animal health.

And in the deep shadows behind the criminally-uninformed political repeaters, this is by design, not accident.

These lights contain mercury, without which they won’t work, and mercury (also called quicksilver) is lethally toxic. Indeed, it is so dangerous, especially to the brains of children and the unborn, that it has been banned in many countries for use in a long list of devices including thermometers, vehicle and thermostat switches, and so on.

They did this because the use of mercury was considered unsafe. After all, Mercury is even more toxic than arsenic and lead (a sobering thought when you think that the ubiquitous amalgam tooth filling is made with mercury).

So what do they do now? They insist with new laws that we have them all over our homes, workplaces, stores and malls when every single bulb is a disaster waiting to happen. As I have stressed constantly – this is not by stupidity and incompetence at the point where the plan is orchestrated, but specifically designed to target the human mind and body in many and various ways.

Fluorescent bulbs are said to use less electricity and last much longer than conventional ones, but if a bulb is frequently switched on and off (it’s a light for goodness sake and I thought turning them off saved energy) then they wear out rapidly – in some circumstances faster than the bulbs they are forcibly replacing.

What happens if one of the normal light bulbs (called ‘incandescent’) breaks into pieces, as they often do? We sweep up the bits and throw them in the bin, job done, no problem.

What do we have to do when an ‘environmentally-friendly’, help-to-save-the world fluorescent bulb breaks? Here is some helpful advice from the UK Health Protection Agency:

* Keep children and pets out of the contaminated area.

* Prior to cleaning up the spill, put on an old set of clothes and shoes, and rubber gloves.

* Never vacuum the affected area as this will contaminate the machine and result in the airborne release of vaporised mercury. A vacuum cleaner contaminated with mercury will have to be disposed of. Consult your local authority for information on where you can safely dispose of such equipment, or if you have any queries. A mop or broom should not be used as these will become contaminated and spread the spill.

* Elemental mercury that has been spilt on a hard surface should be picked up using masking tape, or swept into a glass container with a sealable lid using stiff cardboard to push the beads together. Check a wide area beyond the spill, using a torch to identify as much of the mercury as possible.

* The container, the cardboard and broken glass should be double-bagged for disposal. Then consult your local authority for information regarding disposal facilities, or if you have any queries. The room in which the spill occurred should be ventilated and the spill area should not be vacuumed for two weeks.

* If the spill is on upholstery or carpet, the mercury should be collected in a sealable container (see step 4). Remember, never vacuum the affected area as this will contaminate the machine and result in the airborne release of vaporised mercury which can harm health. If the mercury cannot be retrieved, the area of contaminated upholstery or carpet may need to be removed and disposed of as hazardous waste. If this is the case, the contaminated material should be double-bagged. Consult your local authority for information on where you can safely dispose of the waste.

* Do not use household cleaning products to clean the spill, particularly products that contain ammonia or chlorine such as bleach. These chemicals will react violently with mercury, releasing a toxic gas.

* Elemental mercury that has been spilt down a sink should be removed by dismantling the U-bend (water trap) and collected in a sealable container and disposed as hazardous waste. Mercury left in the sink U-bend will vaporise on contact with warm water and should therefore be removed to avoid prolonged exposure.

* Clothing that has come into contact with the mercury must not be dry-cleaned or washed in a washing machine and must be discarded, double-bagged, in the normal household refuse.

* Carefully remove rubber gloves by grabbing them at the wrist and pulling them inside out as they come off. Place the gloves and any contaminated clothing, double-bagged, in the rubbish bin for disposal.

The Health Protection Agency adds that we must ‘remember to keep the area well-ventilated to the outside (open windows and run any available fans) for at least twenty-four hours after your successful clean-up. Continue to keep pets and children out of the clean-up area.’

It then talks about disposing of the bulbs at the hazardous household waste section of a waste recycling centre.

Got all that when your next fluorescent light bulb breaks? And there is just the little matter that there are an estimated 5.5 million light bulbs bought in the United States alone every day in a country that uses at any one time some four billion.

And every time one breaks you are into the procedure outlined above and even if they don’t break they must be disposed of as hazardous waste.

The Ellsworth American newspaper reported how a lady called Brandy Bridges from Prospect, Maine, followed the official guidance and replaced the bulbs in her home with the fluorescent variety. But then one of them broke and what followed devastated her home and life.

The bulb broke in her daughter’s bedroom and she called the Home Depot store to ask for advice. She was advised to call a Poison Control hotline where they passed her on to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

They deployed a specialist to the scene who established that mercury levels in the bedroom were six times the State’s ‘safe’ limit (and who decides that?) for mercury contamination and she was told she should engage a clean-up company to decontaminate the room.

The bill to do this: $2,000.

And that is just one fluorescent light bulb in one home when eventually there will be some four billion in the United States alone.

Given the fantastic scale of bulbs needing to be disposed of we are going to see – are seeing – serious mercury contamination in garbage and landfill sites. Yes, they shouldn’t be disposed of like this, but that is what vast numbers of people will do rather than take them to hazardous waste centres. The Control System knows that.

Already an estimated 80 million used fluorescent tubes are sent to landfill sites in the UK every year, according to the waste education organisation, WasteAware. This equates to four tonnes of mercury and the figure for throughout Europe and North America must be mind-blowing.

This puts collectors of refuse at risk from any broken bulbs disposed of in household waste, and also other neighbours in communal situations, and those dumped in landfills on the scale that is coming have the clear potential to pollute ground water supplies, rivers and fish with cumulative and lethal mercury contamination (it is said that just one fluorescent bulb can pollute 6,000 gallons of water beyond safe drinking levels’).

Once again, this is by design. The plan is to mass poison humans from endless sources as part of the global cull of the population and also to suppress us mentally through chemical influence.

The effects of mercury include dementia, like Alzheimer’s disease, depression, loss of memory, the inability to control muscles and movements (known as ‘motor function’) and many other health problems, not least kidney failure. Click here for a short film explaining how mercury causes severe degeneration of the brain.

This is why the Control System wants us to be poisoned by mercury (hence amalgam tooth fillings) and watch also the video later in this newsletter about fluoride in drinking water to see how calculated and widespread the poisoning agenda really is.

You might note that the words fluoride and fluorescent are spelt similarly. This is because they have a common ‘ancestor’ – a highly dangerous element called Fluorine (also called Fluorspar) which is derived from the mineral fluorite (from the Latin root fluo, meaning ‘to flow’).

Once again this is no coincidence and the rabbit hole goes so deep because ‘they’ are working with levels of knowledge that are kept from the public by a firewall of secrecy and suppression.

But there is another vital aspect to the imposition of fluorescent lighting – its vibrational effect. The base state of everything in this reality is vibration or waveform. The chemical, electrical, digital and holographic levels are but expressions of the waveform information construct.

So disrupt that and you disrupt everything else down the line. This is what these bulbs are designed to do – create a distorted vibrational environment in every home and workspace where these lights shine.

The bulbs emit a disharmonious vibration with some people more sensitive to this than others. Most of the photons released from the mercury atoms are in ultraviolet (UV) radiation wavelengths and there are increasing reports of people becoming ill after they start using them.

UV light can affect and fade sensitive paintings, not least watercolours, and also many textiles. So using these bulbs requires such artwork to be protected with, according to some reports, acrylic sheets.

Fluorescent lamps flicker causing problems for people who are sensitive to this and the less sensitive are affected in ways that are not so obvious. The flicker also has the potential for disrupting photography and video recording.

The significance of the vibrational impact can be seen with the ability of these lights to cause televisions to take on a life of their own, switching channels by affecting the infra-red sensors on remote control receivers. Philips Electronics has confirmed this phenomenon.

We are vibrational beings and thus are affected by other vibration influences that can cause mental, emotional and physical dis-ease, disharmony. These are some of the health problems being reported by people after using fluorescent bulbs, as compiled at

Mild to severe headaches (migraines); skin irritation, redness, burning sensations, and or itchiness; dizziness and nausea; tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and earaches; numbness and tingling sensations; tired, weak and fatigued; difficulty sleeping / restlessness; chest pains / heart problems; poor memory and concentration; irritability; feelings of stress and anxiety; depression and mood swings; difficulty breathing; muscle and joint pain; and pain and pressure in the eyes.

These are the multiple consequences of exposure to what is called ‘Dirty Electricity’ – imbalanced electromagnetic fields that disrupt the electromagnetic balance of the body, not least the electrical circuits of the brain.

I would encourage you to watch the video after this article headed Dirty Electricity – the health effects of ‘save-the-world’ light bulbs to see just some of the damage these lights do to people.

Horrendous skin damage caused by exposure to ‘environment-friendly’ lighting.

Even the utterly useless Health Canada, which has been covering up most of the health effects so not to contradict government policy, has said:

‘… the CFLs are not provided with a prismatic diffuser that filters ultraviolet radiation out. Therefore, there may be skin sensitive issues, especially in people with certain skin diseases.’

Dermatologist Dr John Hawk told the BBC that some people already find it difficult to tolerate the fluorescent-strip lighting widely used in schools and offices and this operates the same way as these bulbs. Hawk said:

‘Fluorescent lights seem to have some sort of ionising characteristic where they affect the air around them. This does affect a certain number of people, probably tens of thousands, in Britain, whose ailments flare up just by being close to them.

Certain forms of eczema, some of which are very common, do flare up badly anywhere near fluorescent lights, so these people have to just be around incandescent lighting.’

Aah, but very soon they will not be able to ‘just be around incandescent lighting‘ because that is being banned and these health-destroyers imposed by law. Some people say that fluorescent lights should carry a warning about their potential health effects, but, once again, what is the use of a warning if you have to use them or sit in the dark?

source: Copyright David Icke, 2011. All Rights Reserved.

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Further Reading:

CFLs release cancer causing chemicals when turned on


8 comments for “The Dangers of Fluorescent Light Bulbs

  1. Stephanie
    May 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    I have epilepsy and I can’t be under fluorescent lights at all! They seem to be in most stores. It makes life difficult to say the least. I feel like an alien and I’m glad I’m not the only one.

  2. Rolf
    June 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Interesting read. My theory however, is that in the next two years LED and OLED will take over the lighting market. Bulbs that don’t shatter, even more energy saving. You can easily get different colors and warmths. CFLs will probably become a lot rarer than they even are today, with LEDs taking over all the incandescent, and a chunk out of CFL.

  3. September 24, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Wow Danielle/David Icke, You couldn’t be more of a dumbass. Pretending you have Lyme so you can sell shit to sufferers? If you’re scared of fluorescent bulbs, get out of your cave and go outside.

    • Ellen
      November 12, 2016 at 8:01 pm

      Your a nasty person

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  7. Suzy
    November 3, 2015 at 10:17 am

    Fluorescent lights have caused me to feel very sick for several years. I feel off balanced, sick to my stomach, pressure in the eyes and a headache develops. I have found that polarized sunglasses help a lot.
    I also started having seizure like problems that occur if I don’t protect my eyes about 16 months ago.
    There is not much information on this subject. Doctors are not very supportive.
    They say I have mental issues. The problem is I only have these symptoms when Exposed to fluorescent lights. Not in stressful situations. My therapist believes me, but not my medical doctors.
    It is so frustrating.
    I need help but don’t know what to do.

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