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To: SeekAndFind

Aren’t they also a potential bio-hazard due to their mercury content?


2 posted on 01/04/2013 1:00:54 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

does this mean no more subsidized homo depot lightbulbs?


4 posted on 01/04/2013 1:07:32 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Heck, back in the 50s, we used to break thermometers and play with the mercury in a small dish. We’d coat pennies, nickels and dimes with it, and I think all 3 of us are still alive, last I checked. LOL.


7 posted on 01/04/2013 1:13:33 PM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Got mercury poisoning *twice* from picking up broken ones.

When *one* breaks, it releases 400x the ‘safe amount’ of mercury into the area.

Both times, I’d cleaned up 3 or 4 of them within a month of each other.

I only use them in low traffic areas now in closed light fixtures where they can’t fall onto the floor when they invariably ‘explode’ for no reason.


14 posted on 01/04/2013 1:26:00 PM PST by Salamander (Nothing says “Welcome to my home!” like snakes.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Aren’t they also a potential bio-hazard due to their mercury content?

Yes, that was mentioned in the article.......

25 posted on 01/04/2013 2:20:50 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Yes, it takes years and more than a ton of dirt to effectively handle 1 bulb. We have been stock piling these bulbs since this law was passed.

Every time a light bulb burns out now we buy 4 more packs of incadescent bulbs. They are great heat sources, and that is what some clever guy in Europe did to avoid the stupid law.

Just relabled them as heaters, not a light source. LOL At least that’s what my daughter told me.


38 posted on 01/04/2013 4:02:17 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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