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Source document:
SCENIHR (2008)

Summary & Details:
GreenFacts (2009)

Energy-Saving Lamps & Health

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7. Conclusions

The widespread introduction of energy-efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and the suggested phasing out of incandescent lamps has caused concerns among patients that CFLs could aggravate certain disease-related symptoms.

Based on the mode of operation of these lamps, the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) identified flicker, electromagnetic fields, and ultraviolet and blue light radiation as the three characteristics to be examined in order to assess the risks.

Based on this analysis, the Committee concluded that:


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