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Mercury from lcd monitor making me sick?

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Hi,

I know that the lcd monitors use fluorescent lighting with mercury in them, and I'm sensitive to mercury, so was wondering if this could be problematic to me?

I've been getting memory issues, fogginess and similar mercury symptoms ever since I bought this new samsung monitor...is it possible that enough mercury is being emitted that I'm getting sick?

I went on vacation for four days and my head cleared all up, but as soon as I got back home and used the computer, the negative symptoms came back so just wanted to know if this is an issue.

Thanks
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I'm looking at your other 2 threads, and I can't think of what the cause could be.  I don't have any problems with my LCD monitor, and I literally live at my computer.  I'm not kidding:  I sit here from the moment I wake up until the moment I go to sleep.  this is usually 18-30 hours and I feel fine.  I never feel different when I'm away or when I come back.

 

In your most recent thread, you considered that maybe it is your 300W PSU.  So, which make and model 300W PSU do you have?

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The monitor should not be the culprit. Unless the lamps are damaged (in which case they wouldn't work at all) the mercury isn't released.

The fluorescent lighting uses mercury to produce the light by passing electricity through it while it is under very low pressures. If the mercury comes out, then the lamp cannot emit light.

The concern over mercury release with the fluorescent bulbs is when they break or opened. If you have dropped the a CFL bulb and it shattered then you would become exposed to the mercury.
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You'll ultimately have to speak to an M.D about this one, as initial answers say one shouldn't be affected but it may be an extenuation/placebo in knowing that there is mercury present.
 
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Someone brought this back to life for me.

You need FLICKER-FREE computer monitors. (it's the stupid energy efficient model types that are causing these dumb flickerings).

This place gives you some good leads: http://pcmonitors.info/forum/topic/flicker-free-monitors
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