1 Radioactive CFL Light Bulbs
Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) do, indeed, emit radiation.
Consider this - instead of saving the environment, CFLs are actually destroying it. CFLs should be thought of as toxic technology, when mercury contamination, ultraviolet radiation, and radio frequency radiation are factored in. From cradle to grave, CFLs pose a danger to people's health and well being, as well as adding even more toxicity to the environment. In fact, CFLs do not reduce a person's carbon footprint and may even increase it in some situations. To make matters even worse, CFLs emit harmful levels of electromagnetic radiation.
EPA instructions for cleaning up a broken CFL:
Converting Microsieverts per hour (µSv/h) to Rem per hour (rem/h):
Calculate your radiation dose here: