Energy saving light bulbs could damage skin

Some energy saving light could damage photosensitive skin, according to a new study from the British Journal of Dermatology.

The study found that some compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) emit UVA rays that pose a risk to sun sensitive skin by causing redness and damage. The scientists behind the study found that, “Ultra-violet rays from CLFs can aggravate the skin of photosensitive individuals when situated in close proximity.”

Dermatologist Dr Nick Lowe commented that the findings indicate the important of wearing a UVA protective day cream every day.