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Fluorescent Bulbs and Lupus

By August 14, 2008

As you may know, in 2007 the Energy Independence and Security Act passed, part of which means lightbulbs as we know them (the incandescent kind) will be totally phased out of production by 2014. The alternative to these is compact fluorescent bulbs, which meet the new energy standards, but are fluorescent bulbs nonetheless, and can cause photosensitivity in those with lupus. And, so far, there has been no incandescent bulb replacement suggested.

The Lupus Foundation of America is currently developing public policy recommendations to send to Washington and says they will post these when complete, but in the meantime, what are your suggestions? We'll have an article soon on About Lupus and more information about how to make your voice heard on this issue.

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