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Re: Another Reason to Not Use CFLs...

UV is really easy to block. A piece of clear polycarbonate plastic a half millimeter thick will block ALL the UV from a fluorescent lamp. They make sleeves for fluorescent tubes that both prevent them from making a mess if they're broken, and block all UV. Something similar should be relatively trivial to do for compacts.

But this is still a lot about nothing. The intensity of light from the sun is many thousands of times more than that from a compact fluorescent. Letting the sunlight hit your skin for 10 minutes would be equivalent to a year's exposure to CFL illumination.