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Junk Science: Light Bulb Lunacy

Postby Rueg on Wed May 02, 2007 7:41 am

A look at how toxic the mercury is in compact fluorescent light bulbs:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,268747,00.html
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Postby Rueg on Wed May 02, 2007 9:55 am

Here's more info, I think the story I passed on earlier was fluffed up for effect. It still seems like a problem though.


Here's a Canadian website that talks about safety concerns:
http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/energystar/engli ... luorescent

Here's the original article that looks like the Fox News article is based on:
http://ellsworthmaine.com/site/index.ph ... &Itemid=31

How to dispose of them:
http://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/p ... ercury.pdf
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Postby Falcon57 on Wed May 02, 2007 5:18 pm

Not only that, the luminace value is way to low for adequate room lighting.
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Postby reefbum on Tue May 15, 2007 6:13 am

Here is what the Wisconsin DNR has to say about CF bulbs:

1. DNR posts information about compact fluorescent lamps

DNR has revised the page for fluorescent and other light bulbs under the "How Do I Handle My Waste?" section of the Waste and Materials Management website. In response to the increasing attention on compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), the page contains more information specifically about CFLs, their benefits and proper disposal methods. We have added links to publications from DNR, Focus on Energy and EPA that deal specifically with CFLs and other bulbs that contain hazardous materials.

DNR encourages the use of CFLs and other efficient lighting for their energy-saving benefits, but also strongly encourages that these bulbs be recycled, even if the manufacturer has labeled them "green."

You can view the updated page at:
http://dnr.wi.gov/org/aw/wm/recycle/new ... tbulbs.htm
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