What's environmentally safe is not necessarily safe for us. I was not surprised to hear this but its surprising that most people are unaware of the side effects of CFL bulbs. Here in Saudi they use these giant size CFL bulbs, they are becoming increasingly common at shopping areas because they last forever! Extreme exposure to CFL's can lead to many health effects. They can even greatly harm our unborn babies and infants.
Alhumdulillah, in the middle east and most of the world we can still find incandescent bulbs. However did you know that the Canadian government is banning incandescent bulbs! Alhumdulillah we do have an alternate to CFL bulbs they are known as LED bulbs, they are not as common and are a bit more pricier, but the also last 10 times longer. Click here to read more on this topic.
We should definitely care about our environment and as Muslims even more because we will be questioned about it. But this doesn't have to happen on the cost of our and our families health and well being.
Watch this short documentary film to learn the truth about CFL bulbs!