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How Dangerous Is the Light Bulb?

Posted By Rob Bluey On June 21, 2008 @ 3:38 pm In Scribe | Comments Disabled

This video [1] of Rep. Ted Poe (R-Tex.) speaking about compact fluorescent light bulbs is approaching 3 million views on YouTube. Poe outlines the dangers of using compact fluorescent bulbs, which will replace the reliable incandescent light bulb beginning in 2012.

As Heritage’s own Dani Doane knows [2], when one of these CFL bulbs breaks, it takes some serious work to clean up the mess. Because the bulbs contain mercury, you better be prepared by reading the Environmental Protection Agency’s lengthy clean-up process [3].

[youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=e-LOtKIIKcg[/youtube]


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[1] This video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=e-LOtKIIKcg

[2] Heritage’s own Dani Doane knows: http://www.heritage.org/Press/Commentary/ed031908b.cfm

[3] reading the Environmental Protection Agency’s lengthy clean-up process: http://www.epa.gov/mercury/spills/index.htm#fluorescent

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