Fluorescent Bulb Allergy?
I have an Aunt whose maintenance company in her office building in Boston just installed new "daylight" fluorescent bulbs. As efficient and light-giving as they are, she said that after about 10 minutes being in a room with it and the "hospital" effect, she began squinting like she was outside, and felt like she was burning.
Checking herself in the mirror, she realized that her face was red as if she had been sunburnt at the beach. Checking with co-workers, including her boss, they all felt the same way and hot. One of her co-workers had removed her rings and such because her fingers had swollen from these apparent "burns".
I found this strange, so I checked the OSHA website, and found no other reports of anything like this, so I'm wondering if it's mere coincidence that they're all reacting, or if it's actually possible to be burnt by the new "daylight" fluorescent bulbs.
Are these dangerous, etc.? Please get back to me. Thank you.