Here’s another reason to stock up on ordinary incandescent light bulbs before they’re all banned by our nanny-state government: They might cause skin cancer:

. . . researchers at Stony Brook University in New York have discovered CFLs have a darker side, too: The lamps emit surprisingly high levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which can damage skin cells and, at high exposure levels, cause cancer, according to CBS Miami.

So while using them for a porch light would be okay, I don’t think I want one in my reading lamp.

More here:

In every bulb that researchers tested they found that the protective coating around the light creating ‘phosphor’ was cracked, allowing dangerous ultraviolet rays to escape.

The scientists recommend not placing them closer than two feet to you but I would think that if you have several of them illuminating your room, that there’s plenty of UV radiation bathing the place.