Energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs that benefit the environment may be harmful to human skin, new research shows.
Scientists from Stony Brook University found significant levels of ultraviolet light emitted from CFL bulbs, which appeared to originate from cracks in the phosphor coatings.
The team studied the effects of exposure on healthy human skin tissue cells and then conducted the same tests with incandescent light bulbs of the same intensity.
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