Medical Facilities and Places of Public Accommodation please note
An open letter to owners or operators of Medical Facilities and other Places of Public Accommodation
Perhaps you are already aware of the serious medical issues which are presented by the spurious emissions from CFL bulbs. If not, please do read this.
Dr. Owen Perlman, a prominent Physiatrist affiliated with Associates in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, at the Reichert Health Building of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, which is located between Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, MI, is sure that there are more people impacted by CFLs than are in wheelchairs.
Dr. Perlman’s areas of specialization include Brain injury rehabilitation, Spinal cord injury rehabilitation, Stroke, neurological and multiple trauma rehabilitation
In addition to being Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, his many achievements, positions, and awards include being the Medical Director of several Rehabilitation Centers, Board Member of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan, Brain Injury Association of Michigan-Clinical Professional Service Award (2003), Chairperson’s Award (2009), and being named as one of the Best Doctors in America
At this point, it is not known whether it is the Critical Flicker Frequency of the light, the RFI, the EMI, or some combination of the above which wreaks havoc with many thousands of people with an array of ailments ranging from Migraines, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Dizziness/Vestibular Problems, Seizures, Nausea, and Cardiac Arrhythmias, to 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 1 and 2), CFS/Myalgic Encephalopathy, Photosensitivity (Critical Flicker Frequency).
The Videos and Studies on this website will show you some of the effects discussed above.
Allison Vuchnich, of GlobalTV, in Toronto has won a Gemini Award for her recent documentaries on the effects of CFLs including the recent research that is being done in Switzerland. The Swiss researchers have built an environmental test chamber which allows them to measure the deleterious emissions from CFLs. Their preliminary conclusion is that the standards set by the U.S.A., Canada, and the E.U. do not sufficiently protect the general population from the medical damage inflicted by CFLs. Their experiments show the Central Nervous System of people with electrical sensitivity as it is “hit” by the radiation from the CFLs. It is hoped that a copy of that Video will soon be available at this website. It is quite scary.
For anyone who may be unaware of the medical issues caused/exacerbated by CFLs, the question still remains “Does any place of business want the liability of the contamination caused by the breakage of a CFL?” The June 2010 EPA “suggestions” for cleanup of a broken CFL is in the column to the right.
The liability issues of having to evacuate a building and doing the suggested cleanup of a hazardous material would effectively close a business establishment at least until the cleanup was completed as delineated in the EPA “suggestions”. As noted, the liability could extend to new clothing for occupants of the building, or perhaps even something more serious.
CFLs can pose a major potential liability for your firm should one be broken and contaminate your facility.