Compact fluorescent lights
Having had a bad reaction to these little compact flourescent light I was curious if others were having the same problem. I found this site that is interesing. The video has a lady with Lupus that also had a bad reaction to the lights. Wish I had seen this before I bought a supply and replaced all bulbs in the house.
Fuorescent lights and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Some 50% of lupus patients are photosensitive, that is, UV is noxious to them, makes them ill. I am definitely one of those people and sounds like you are too. UV comes from all kinds of sources, not just the sun. Fluorescent lights are one very common but not insignificant source. These lights are all over the place now because of environmental concerns; that wouldn't be a bad thing if simple modifications were made. There are inexpensive UV shields that can be placed over the lights. This is not just a matter of courtesy--it is the law, but it is not applied properly. Americans With Disabilities Act requires reasonable accommodations be made so public spaces are accessible to the disabled; while I, and I am sure you, don't think of myself as disabled, if we can't go in a store, sit in a restaurant or even, most amazingly, wait in a doctor's office because of UV intolerance, then by definition we have a disability (substantially limits a major life activity). More of us should complain to stores and legislators so that we can move around freely in a public spaces. And there should be exemptions to the new light bulb law for people who are photosensitive.
Originally Posted by Hillbillie
Sorry to go on like this, but this is a big issue with me. Not only am I photosensitive, but I also cannot tolerate most sunscreens, so bright summer days and flood-light Home Depot stores are off limits for me. I know I have a lot of company out there. Maybe together we can make a difference.
This is my first post on this forum; hope I'm not too pushy!!