How many alarmists does it take to screw in a light bulb?

by flash Frankly, I have no idea. But, I do know how many it takes to screw you… One…and his name rhymes with poor, which is what we all will be if he gets his way….

Steve Milloy of Junk Science writes today:

How much money does it take to screw in a compact fluorescent lightbulb? About $4.28 for the bulb and labor – unless you break the bulb. Then you, like Brandy Bridges of Ellsworth, Maine, could be looking at a cost of about $2,004.28, which doesn’t include the costs of frayed nerves and risks to health.

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Aware that CFLs contain potentially hazardous substances, Bridges called her local Home Depot for advice. The store told her that the CFL contained mercury and that she should call the Poison Control hotline, which in turn directed her to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

The DEP sent a specialist to Bridges’ house to test for mercury contamination. The specialist found mercury levels in the bedroom in excess of six times the state’s “safe” level for mercury contamination of 300 billionths of a gram per cubic meter.

full (must read) article here

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