Mercury warning!

April 23, 2007 at 7:23 pm 2 comments

Because everyone is now being urged left and right to buy “green” CFL bulbs I wanted to link to this article: CFL Bulbs Have One Hitch: Toxic Mercury that I think everyone should read.

My sister first told me about the bulbs having mercury in them at dinner last night. She has a friend who put one in her daughter’s room, it broke, and she heard about the mercury and called a government agency to find out what to do…her daughter’s room has had to be sealed off from the rest of the house and it is going to cost them $2,000 to have the room properly treated to get rid of the mercury!

We have put one of these bulbs in the fixture on our front porch, but no other’s so far. I have to say, I don’t think I’ll be installing any others, even though I’d like to save the planet as much as the next mom, that is until I get some more information that convinces me otherwise.

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  • 1. Mary  |  April 24, 2007 at 12:30 am

    Wow! Thanks for that one. I would have had no idea. I will now proceed to remove them from our lamps! And I passed along the link to all my friends. Thanks, Thanks!

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  • 2. Jill  |  April 25, 2007 at 11:43 am

    Thank you for posting this. I don’t have any of these bulbs, but I know many people who do. I’m curious to know if they’re aware of the hazard. I’ll be asking around, now…

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