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Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) vs. Incandescent - Helping or Hurting

by Chuck Peavey 27. May 2010 11:19

CFLs and Mercury

I got called to the carpet today for recommending CFLs (Compact Fluorescent Lights).  The friend who did this brought up the fact that CFLs have Mercury in them while Incandescent Lights (the bulbs we're used to using) don't.

My friend presents a solid argument.  Mercury is bad.  It's the reason pregnant women shouldn't eat Tuna because Mercury has leached into our food supply.  Also, if you throw out your fluorescent light bulbs (including CFLs), they end up in the landfill and the Mercury leeches into our water supply and then you get to drink it. More...

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