As originally predicted, those CFL bulbs that the government is going to soon require everyone use, are indeed hazardous.
The UK Environmental Agency issued an extensive list on how to properly dispose of the CFLs if they become damaged. You can’t vacuum them up, as the dust circulated in the air could cause the mercury (yes, that poisonous toxin) implanted in the bulbs to become inhaled. You have to vacate the room for about 15 minutes after the bulb breaks, and then pick up the pieces using rubber gloves.
Those predisposed to skin ailments may suffer more, as these bulbs can cause irritants like eczema to grow. Also, these bulbs are known to cause headaches.
There you have it, folks. Our government wants to lower our “carbon footprint” by giving us cancer, headaches, and rashes. This stupid bill will prove to be more costly than beneficial in the long run.
What is so wrong with the mercury-free lightbulb that Mr. Edison invented? Can’t engineers figure out a way to develop on this great invention so that it uses less energy?
I am going to hop the border for the Edison Bulb every chance I get. Screw that stupid CFL bulb.