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Fast growing dangers from compact fluorescent light bulbs

At Beliefnet.com, Erin Manning reports this unsettling news about compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs):

CFLs contain mercury, which is especially toxic to fetal and early childhood brain development, and requires them to be properly disposed or recycled. Without proper recycling, bulbs are typically incinerated or landfilled. CFLs are now the fastest growing source of mercury in our environment.

Let’s repeat that: CFLs are now the fastest growing source of mercury in our environment! Why on Earth is Washington forcing us to use these things?

Please, don’t put your used CFLs in the incinerator or in the trash!  Dispose of them properly.  Send your light bulbs to Washington.  They’re the experts. They’ll know what to do.

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