Wednesday, March 19, 2008

And FINALLY, the light goes on

OK, for those of you who know me, I've been preaching that really I think CFLs are exchanging one evil for another - energy misuse for mercury in the groundwater. And, finally, it makes the media. Better check this out and make sure you know what you're doing with those MERCURY-CONTAINING ITEMS IN YOUR HOME. This would be where that science degree came in under the PRACTICAL column.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23694819

I say, screw the CFLs and let's invest in solar or wind instead. And, look - that would be mercury free!

Edited to clarify: Do I think CFLs are a bad thing? Not entirely. But think about how many people you know throw batteries, smoke alarms, and other miscellaneous hazardous crap into the trash without thinking. We're by and large a country of people who don't think about this stuff...

2 comments:

Tessie said...

Where is there NOT mercury lately? GAH!

The mercury thing beats me down regularly, since I eat a lot of fish. I don't want to STOP doing that though. But I don't want to have to be all FUSSY either. What to do!

mom of the year said...

Tessie: Yeah, mercury is a real ass-kicker. Especially with fish (which I LOVE also).

What bothers me here the water thing and that this truly is optional, and that our intelligence has basically been insulted (tit for tat). That scares the shit out of me. So, okay, I can now have Prozac, OrthoCyclen, Xanax, and other random pharms with mercury added just for fun? WEE HEE!