Latin American Commercial Fluorescent Lighting Market is Expected to Reach …
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According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research ( “Commercial Fluorescent Lighting Market - Latin America Industry Scenario, Trends, Analysis, Size, Share and Forecast, 2011 – 2017“, Latin American Commercial fluorescent lighting market was worth USD 212.3 million in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 531.2 million in 2017, growing at a CAGR of 16.5% from 2011 to 2017. The report focuses on the specified seven countries including Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Panama. In the overall Latin America market, Brazil is expected to maintain its lead position in terms of revenue till 2017.

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You may be unwittingly bringing harmful toxins into every room in your home. If, like most people, you’ve switched to energy-saving CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps), you may get more than what you bargained for.

A recent study by scientists of Stony Brook University in New York has determined that the curlicue- or spiral-shaped CFLs emit UV (ultraviolet) rays from cracks in the coating that can harm human skin cells. Apart from UV rays, CFLs and fluorescent tubes contain mercury powder or vapor that is dangerous to health when inhaled.

According to Filipino-Chinese Dr. Juanito “Sam” C. Uy, CFLs, with the conventional fluorescent tubes, could be health hazards. Uy said most people believe that mercury leaks only when the bulbs break. That’s true too, he said, but they also leak mercury vapor into a room all the time—from the minute they are switched on to the time they are switched off.

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