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Lose Your Excuse and The Ad Council

by admin on March 20th, 2010

This advertisement is at best a uninformed statement and at the worst, criminal.

The following is a letter that was written to the Ad Council and loseyourexcuse.gov

To: The Ad Council and loseyourexcuse.org

We commend and share your desire to conserve energy. However, the CFL is a product of the ill-advised
actions of well-intentioned people and legislators who set out to conserve energy but did not research the
unintended consequences of their actions and the cataclysmic results thereof.

Your ad campaign raises these critical questions:

1. Did you do any research as to the data which is represented as “fact” on the “loseyourexcuse.gov”
website which you put together for the U.S. Government?

2. Are you aware that the serious medical problems which CFLs adversely impact include Migraines,
Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Dizziness/Vestibular Problems, Seizures, Nausea, Cardiac Arrhythmias,
Tremors, Anxiety/Panic Attacks, Fatigue, Autism, Head Pain, Acquired Brain Injury, ADHD, Scotopsia,
Electromagnetic Field Sensitivity, Depression, Difficulty Concentrating, Pain in Teeth, Pain or Pressure
in the Chest, Pressure In/Behind Eyes, Ringing in the Ears, Tingling, Shortness of Breath, Weakness,
Spike in Blood Sugar, Diabetes (type A and B), CFS/Myalgic Encephalopathy, Photosensitivity (Critical
Flicker Frequency), as well as Skin Rash, Lupus, Photosensitivity (medications), Fibromyalgia, Itching,
and Facial Flushing as well as other issues?

3. Are you aware of the latest recommendations of the American Lighting Association regarding
spurious emissions from CFLs and lighting choices including LED bulbs?

4. Have you checked out the more efficient alternatives to CFLs?

5. Do you know how to safely dispose of CFL?

6. Are you aware that the mercury in one CFL can pollute 190,000 litres of water beyond the level
considered safe for drinking?

By putting forth your data as fact, you are promoting serious damage not only to the quality of life of many
people but also to the credibility of the Ad Council.

For the medical facts please refer to the website:

http://www.cflimpact.com/

Please take time to view the videos and peruse the plethora of research. It represents the work of
scientists from multiple disciplines and several countries.

Please also research the links to the medical data presented therein and the array of information from a
multitude of sources all of which contradict the premise that you put forth, namely that CFLs are something
to be used by all and promoted with taxpayer dollars.

As one of the many thousands of people impacted by CFLs, may I suggest that you do a bit more research
on the topic before you promote a harmful product to the detriment of many folks with varying
disabilities/medical conditions?

In the spirit of fairness and equity, it would seem reasonable that you donate advertising space and
billboards to give equal exposure to the medical facts presented in the website cflimpact.com.

I await your response.

Administrator

http://www.cflimpact.com/

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