Thursday, March 20, 2008

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs: More Bad News

Evidence continues to mount about the dangers of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL's). The mercury in each bulb not only poses considerable risks for homeowners, but the bulbs are going to wreak havoc with landfills and our groundwater supply.

A Johns Hopkins professor warns: "This is an enormous amount of mercury that’s going to enter the waste stream at present with no preparation for it."

Common sense needs to rule and the bill signed by President Bush outlawing traditional lightbulbs within the next five years -- effectively forcing consumers to buy CFL's -- needs to be repealed.

(Hat tip: Ed Morrissey.)


Blogger A Red Mind in a Blue State said...

Um, hey guys, nobody told me I was trading in my admittedly energy-wasting bulb for something that has more disposal instructions than a nuclear reactor.

I should have known something was up when Walmart started pushing them-- they're probably made with the toxins left over after the Chinese finish making our kids' toys.

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