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The Devastating Ways Shopping at Costco Is Ruining Your Health

Costco is a place the masses tend to love. But really, it should be a hypochondriac’s worst nightmare. There are, in fact, multiple factors that can make a Costco run more of a brush with death than your run-of-the-mill grocery run. (And we aren’t just talking about those unhealthy food samples they hand out.)

Having trouble believing us? Here are the ways a trip to Costco is detrimental to your health.

Fluorescent lights

Fluorescent lights at a supermarket.

Fluorescent lights at a supermarket. Costco’s lighting can be harmful to your eyes. | Kschulze/iStock/Getty Images Plus

Costco has a plethora of light bulbs to choose from, from LEDs to ceiling fixtures and more. But it’s the fluorescent fixtures on their ceilings that you should be aware of. As Livestrong.com explains, overexposure to fluorescent lighting is bad for your ocular health. Heavy exposure to fluorescent bulbs causes eye strain and fatigue, which can lead to headaches. In the most severe cases, overexposure to fluorescent lighting has reportedly been linked to UV-ray related eye diseases.

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