Thursday, 5 July 2007

Low-energy light bulbs 'can trigger epilepsy

Energy-saving light bulbs can trigger epilepsy-like symptoms in sufferers of the condition, it has been revealed.

The bulbs - soon to be compulsory in homes - have caused dizziness, lightheadedness and other symptoms experienced in the early stages of a fit.

Judging by the number of complaints to charities and MPs, thousands may have already been affected.

In March, the Government joined other EU leaders in agreeing to phase out incandescent bulbs from 2009.

The low-energy versions last longer and cut carbon dioxide emissions.

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