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Can CFLs cause skin cancer?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by coastal4974, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. coastal4974

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    You realize this is the same kind of thing that happens when the sun hits your skin, right?
     

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    Anything demanded/recommended by the US government for the good of the environment, animals or little children is most certainly going to be dangerous to all three.
     
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    UVC? I know we are exposed to UVA but I dind't know that UVC exposure was an issue outdoors.
     
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    Yes, the sun puts out UVC. However UVC is blocked very easily. Unless you're sitting there with a CFL up against your head it isn't really an issue.
     
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    I would rather not fill my house and bath under CFLs that can be a source of "significant amounts of UVC".

    Thanks anyway.
     
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    Doesn't the glass filter it out anyway? I know it's effective against A. You can't tan sitting in a closed car.