06 Sep '11, 3pm

America would save $3.9B/year in electric by switching from incandescent light bulbs. Why is there so much resistance?

America would save $3.9B/year in electric by switching from incandescent light bulbs. Why is there so much resistance?

This is the Inkslinger responding to say that while I understand the concern about the mercury in compact fluorescent light bulbs, there are a couple of points that should be made in order to put things into perspective and dispel these unfounded fears. First, the stories about the horrors of the mercury in CFLs stem from apocryphal internet reports about $2,000 clean-up bills and haz-mat teams being called in to deal with broken bulbs. These stories, most of which stem from a single misreported incident in Maine, continue to be irresponsibly spread by certain media personalities and politicians holding inexplicable anti-conservation views and are completely false urban legends with no basis in reality whatsoever. You can get the full scoop here: http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/cfl.asp . Here's the truth: the actual amount of mercury found inside CFLs is miniscule. To...

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