London : The fluorescent light bulbs used to save energy might trigger skin disorders, British scientists have warned.
There have been complaints that low-energy light can trigger migraines, as well as dizziness, loss of focus and discomfort among those with epilepsy. It may also trigger autoimmune disease.
The latest warning has been issued by Spectrum – an alliance of charities working with people suffering from light sensitive conditions – and the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD), reported the online edition of BBC News.
The fluorescent devices produce a more intense light and can aggravate a range of existing problems, especially in those with light sensitive skin conditions, the alliance said.
Spectrum, which is running a campaign in Britain to raise awareness of the impact of energy saving bulbs on health, says as many as 340,000 people in the country could be affected by the adverse affects of fluorescent lamps.
The Lighting Association, however, says modern low-energy bulbs give a constant flicker-free light that is not harmful, although people using cheap varieties have reported a few health problems.