Dangers of Fluorescent Radiation
Fluorescent radiation dangers have not been heavily considered in the mad push towards replacing the incandescent bulb with the compact fluorescent under the guise of ‘sustainability’.
While it is true that fluorsecent bulbs usurp less electrical power to produce the equivalent of light output as a standard incandescent, the fact that flourescent lights emit radiations that are more stressful to the body (and the eyes) than an incandescent bulb have been sorely overlooked.
A fluorescent lamp or fluorescent tube is a gas-discharge lamp that uses electricity to excite mercury vapor. The excited mercury atoms produce short-wave ultraviolet light that then causes a phosphor to fluoresce, producing visible light. A fluorescent lamp converts electrical power into useful light much more efficiently than incandescent lamps. The luminous efficacy of a compact fluorescent light bulb is about 60 lumens per watt, four times the efficacy of a typical incandescent bulb.- Wikipedia
Fluorescent Radiation Health Effects
Unlike an incandescent bulb, fluorescent lighting emits shorter wavelengths of frequency that reach beyond visible light and into the ultra-violet spectrum. These frequencies are shorter and faster and are able to penetrate deeper into our cells.
While not all invisible light is harmful to the body (think ultra-violet from the sun), there are radiations within these frequencies that are weakening to the body (think microwave radiation), especially over long periods of time.
Exposure to various types of these radiations has been linked to cancer, childhood leukemia, autism, ADD and birth defects.
Fluorescent Lighting and Flicker Rate
Fluorescent lamps using a magnetic power line frequency ballast do not give out a steady light; instead, they flicker at twice the supply frequency. This results in fluctuations not only with light output but color temperature as well, which may pose problems for photography and people who are sensitive to the flicker. – Wikipedia
The flicker rate of fluorescent light is also a consideration when discussing long term health affects, not the least being the health of the eyes and the overall nervous system.
The continual flickering perceived by the nervous system, coupled with the chronic exposure of the body to radiations, has led people to experience the following symptoms after being exposed to fluorescent lighting:
- blurred vision
- skin rashes
- sinus problems
- facial flushing
- sleep disturbances
- mood swings
Fluorescent Light vs. Full Spectrum
The wavelength pattern of fluorescent light is vastly different than that of full-spectrum light. The imbalance of frequencies in fluorescent lighting has the same adverse effect on people as an imbalance of nutrients.
Photobiologist John Ott has done studies that clearly demonstrated the adverse effects of fluorescent light on behavior and academic performance in the classroom.
Studies where fluorescent lighting was replaced with full-spectrum lights in the classroom have shown improved general attendance and behavior, as well as enhanced academic concentration performance.
Further studies have shown that male laboratory rats kept under fluorescent lighting will cannibalize their newborn rats. When fluorescent lights are replaced with full-spectrum bulbs, the male rat will nurture his young.
Neutralize Fluorescent Light Radiation with Crystal Catalyst Technology
Crystal Catalyst Technology is a new type of Advanced Ceramic Material whose unique composition enables it to harmonize radiations so they are no longer stressful when they hit the body.
The ceramic material itself is all natural, composed of Quartz Crystal in the form of silicone, as well as Clays, and various Rare Earths. Based on the science of faience from Ancient Egypt, the material is capable of absorbing and clearing frequencies emitted from fluorescent light banks as well as individual fluorescent lamps.
Please note, the Resonators will clear the radiations from the lights, but they will not have an effect on the flicker rate.
Crystal Catalyst Fluorescent Light EMF Protection
Based on the type of fluorescent light that needs clearing, we recommend the following:
For individual lamps that contain a fluorescent bulb, we recommend placing the Star 3-Hole on either the base or the stand of the lamp.
To learn more about the Star 3-Hole, please visit our Star 3-Hole Page.
For clearing fluorescent lighting banks, we recommend using the Star Tri-Pak. The Pak is a space-clearing Resonator, which means it s not placed on the item that needs clearing, but rather aimed at it from a distance.
For light banks in offices, the Pak can be placed on a desk and aimed up towards the lighting, or it can be placed at tone end of the row of lighting banks and aimed in.
To learn more about the Star Tri-Pak, please visit our Star Tri-Pak Page.