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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

I can’t stand fluorescent bulbs. Their light is cold and depressing, while incandescent light is warm.

Even a brief exposure to UV light causes DNA damage. Most of us have DNA repair enzymes that fix the damage right away. However, there are kids born with a defective DNA repair enzyme that leaves them completely unable to repair UV caused DNA damage. Usually the condition is discovered the first time the parents take the kid outside, and the sunlight causes welts on their skin that never go away. I’ve seen pictures of these kids, 8, 9, 10 years old, covered with welts that they got from a single sun exposure as babies. The only way to prevent further damage is to keep these kids indoors, away from UV light. Unfortunately, if the fluorescent bulbs put out UV light, and they are made mandatory, these kids don’t have a lot of options for avoiding UV light.


6 posted on 01/14/2009 5:09:21 AM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom
Their light is cold and depressing, while incandescent light is warm.

That's why liberals love them so much. They are just like them.............

16 posted on 01/14/2009 5:25:30 AM PST by Red Badger (I was sad because I had no shoes to throw, until I met a reporter who had no feet.....)
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