Monday, January 07, 2008

Those Squiggly Florescent Bulbs That Al Gore and Congress Forced Down Our Throats - They Are Going to Kill Us!

Incandescent bulbs may use more energy, but at least they won't poison us with toxic mercury!
Less than a month after the U.S. Congress passed an energy bill banning the incandescent light bulb by 2014, the UK Environment Agency issued guidelines calling for evacuation of any room where an energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulb is broken, releasing toxic mercury.

The warning comes a month before the British government begins its phase-out of tungsten bulbs, scheduled to be completed in 2011. The switchover to CFL bulbs will save at least five million tons of carbon dioxide emissions every year, the government said.

Health experts warned this week that people with certain skin ailments will suffer from the new eco-friendly bulbs which cause conditions such as eczema to flare up. Additionally, the bulbs have been linked to migraine headaches in some people.

The Environment Agency's latest advice focuses on the 6 to 8 milligrams of toxic mercury in each bulb.

Users who break a bulb should vacate the room for at least 15 minutes, the new guidelines say. The debris should not be removed with a vacuum cleaner, which could put toxic dust into the air, but with rubber gloves. The broken glass and all residue is to be placed into a sealed plastic bag and taken to a local official recycling site for proper disposal.

"It is possible that the mercury could be released into the air or from land-fill when they are released into the wider environment. That is a concern, because mercury is a well-known toxic substance."

It is so nice that Congress and Al Gore are worried about the planet, but not the people that live on it. And if they were really worried about the planet, then why aren't they worried about those lamps ending up in landfills? Because liberals never really think about consequences and the future, it is always Me, Me, Me and Today, Today, Today.

They are trying to kill us in their quest for power.

Mr Minority

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