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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    2mg of mercury in your home does not pose a grave danger to the inhabitants.

    Kilotons of mercury released into the atmosphere, getting into water tables and soil, on the other hand, can cause problems. You know how they tell pregnant women not to eat so many fish?
    The countless bulbs that end up in landfills are O.K. with you?

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

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    And fortunately we are taking it back.
    LOL! You don't even have a candidate that is not bat-**** crazy! Good luck on taking anything back!
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    As snopes has long ago proven, the mercury in the CFL's do not pose a grave danger and do not require a hazmat team to deal with. However, if you do not like using them you have other options that I listed above.
    You should read the thread before quoting an entity like Snopes.

    I quoted a recent peer reviewed scientific paper earlier in this thread that shows that broken CFL bulbs release air borne mercury that EXCEEDS government recommendations.

    What were you saying about quoting out-of-date information earlier ????

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    If your electricity comes from coal, you release more mercury into the environment by using the incandescent, actually. (THERES MERCURY IN COAL, PEOPLE. IT GOES INTO THE ATMOSPHERE IN NORMAL OPERATIONS)
    Coal introduces mercury into my home ???

    News to me.

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Coal introduces mercury into my home ???

    News to me.
    Depending on the efficiency of the scrubber system of the power plant and how far you live from it yes

    Coal does contain amounts of mercury, lead, uranium and other elements that are expelled into the air as the coal is burned ie the massive plums of steam that you can see from the smoke stacks contains water, CO2, ash, and the non burning elements like lead, mercury etc. Good scrubbers will reduce those amounts drastically. The older the plant, generally the higher amounts of ash and metals are released into the atmosphere. So yes burning coal will introduce mercury into your home through the air you breath
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    You should read the thread before quoting an entity like Snopes.

    I quoted a recent peer reviewed scientific paper earlier in this thread that shows that broken CFL bulbs release air borne mercury that EXCEEDS government recommendations.

    What were you saying about quoting out-of-date information earlier ????

    If you are afraid them, don't use them! No one is forcing you to use CFL's. You do understand that, right?
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    If you are afraid them, don't use them! No one is forcing you to use CFL's. You do understand that, right?
    Is anyone forcing me to not use incandescent lightbulbs for the future?

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    Is anyone forcing me to not use incandescent lightbulbs for the future?
    Nope they are not

    They are forcing you to use light bulbs of a certain energy efficiency. If incandescent bulbs meet or exceed that efficiency requirement you can use them to your hearts content
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Nope they are not

    They are forcing you to use light bulbs of a certain energy efficiency. If incandescent bulbs meet or exceed that efficiency requirement you can use them to your hearts content
    Aha! I thought the tyrants were banning incandescents and they are.

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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    Is anyone forcing me to not use incandescent lightbulbs for the future?
    Nope. The standard was increased by the Bush Adninistration for higher efficiency. I provided a link above to Lowes where you can purchase the new incandescent bulbs cheaply that are 30% more efficient than the old incandescent bulbs, so they lower your power bill too. Are you opposed to a lower power bill? If you are, just send the power company a litlle extra money each month.
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