Symptoms of Dizziness Under Flourescent Lights

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Fluorescent lights can be a major energy saver. They are less expensive and produce more energy than incandescent lights, and they can last up to 20 times longer. Fluorescent lights are typically found in lamps, kitchen lighting and outdoor fixtures.

Even though they're a great alternative, they have many health hazards. All types of fluorescent light emit hazardous radiation and contain toxic mercury and can cause side effects such as dizziness. If you experience any of the symptoms associated with dizziness, please see a doctor immediately.

Feelings of Faintness

With increased exposure to fluorescent lights, you could feel faint, weak or close to passing out. You may also feel confused or tired. If you feel dizzy, you will feel like you're off balance or clumsy when you move around. Your arms and legs might feel tingly, weak or sluggish. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should get plenty of rest, eat properly, and stand up or move around slowly. If they persist, see your doctor immediately.


When you are feeling dizzy, you could experience vertigo, which is a close relative to dizziness. Some symptoms include the feeling of spinning, whirling and rocking. The room may appear to be spinning. Proper medication, rehabilitation treatment and rest will help ease and prevent the risk of vertigo, along with removing fluorescent lighting.

Ears, Nose and Mouth Symptoms

You may experience head or eye pain. There could also be a change in your vision such as the appearance of blind spots or twinkling lights. A ringing in the ears could occur along with the feeling of dry mouth. According to the eMedicine Health website, these are symptoms associated with dizziness. In this case, you should get some rest.

Body Aches and Pains

You may feel a sudden pain or tightening in your chest. Other symptoms include shortness of breath, heart palpitations and jaw pain. You could also experience pain and cramping in the abdomen. The pain may be so severe that it could induce nausea and vomiting. You should seek medical care immediately if the symptoms are new, worsen, or progress.