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Filling your home with mercury
If you've fallen for the compact fluorescent (CFL) light
bulb scam, you're the one getting screwed -- in more ways
Not only are these things expensive and dim, they're also
dangerous. A reader named Ken wrote in to say that these
bulbs did a number on him.
"I think the new CFL light bulbs are death," he wrote. "I
am extremely angry at them for allowing them to be sold
without a warning on the box!!"
Allowing? Heck, Ken -- they're MANDATING it. CFLs are the
law of land, passed by those dim bulbs in Congress.
Starting in 2012, America's beacon of freedom is going to
be a mercury-laden death ray -- and that light will be
shining on YOU.
There's emerging evidence that these bulbs can cause
seizures and dizziness, worsen migraine headaches and send
lupus patients doubling over in agony. They've been linked
to skin disorders and even cancer.
I can only wonder what else they'll discover when hundreds
of millions of people are forced to sit under these bulbs
all day, every day... at home, at work, and everywhere in
Even worse, CFL bulbs are filled with mercury. They'll
tell you it's a "tiny" amount, but a single bulb contains
enough mercury to contaminate 6,000 gallons of water.
Does that sound safe to you?
Let me shine a little light in this one: Small amounts of
mercury can lay waste to your central nervous system, and
all it takes is a whiff, taste or touch. Mercury can
damage your vision, ruin your speech, wreck your hearing,
turn you into a herky-jerky spastic, and give you the rash
of a lifetime.
Ever hear the phrase "mad as a hatter?" It's because
hatters worked with mercury -- and it literally drove them
And when the greenies get their way, we'll all be mad
hatters. After all, light bulbs break -- and it's just a
matter of time before you and your family are exposed to
mercury from a shattered CFL bulb.
All that, and I haven't even touched on what's going to
happen when all the mercury from discarded and "recycled"
bulbs seeps into the ground and ends up in the
already-filthy water supply.
I'm no fan of ordinary incandescent lights, either -- I'm
convinced they're responsible for poor health and
cataracts. But in this case it's a lesser of two evils.
And if you hope to keep using them, you'd better stock up
Soon, you won't have a choice.