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

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    I see. So having the government mandate that I must buy things to expose me to poison is a better solution than to let me decide?
    I know someone who suffers from long term mercury exposure from a substantial spill in an enclosed area a long time ago, the dental offices where he practiced while in the Air Force. He is now getting 100% disability from the Veterans Administration because of the exposure. Someone spilled the Hg, and halfassedly cleaned it upwithout telling anyone he spilled it.
    So for a considerable amount of time, those who worked there were exposed....He has PN, peripheral neuropathy in his hands and feet.
    Symptoms don't show up for years afterward. Really heavy exposure, including ingestion, will display symptoms a lot sooner.
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    The SC does not have the power to repeal constitutional amendments.
    It's pretty well gutted the Tenth Amendment.
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    We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    mercury laden? how much mercury vapor is in a standard 100w (equivalent) CFL? You would have to break a few thousand and purposely inhale to get hurt...
    BTW, got smoke detectors in your home? read up on what is in THEM....
    Enough mercury in them to cause Canada to delay their incandescent ban over concerns of the mercury in CFL bulbs. Guess they care more for their citizens than we do.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Enough mercury in them to cause Canada to delay their incandescent ban over concerns of the mercury in CFL bulbs. Guess they care more for their citizens than we do.
    Link?
    Canada doesn't have the same strict emissions requirements for cars as the USA, do they not care for their citizens?
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Well the government DID have to ban leaded gasoline, mandate catalytic converters, stop the sale of most asbestos prducts, PCBs, etc. All of these changes were for the public good and they required the introduction of new products.
    I can still buy leaded gas.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    a secret stash of.....light bulbs?
    what else you got hidden?
    Nothing secret. I knew that when I actually wanted to see that I would have bulbs available to do that. Seems I won't have to worry about it for awhile.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Yep, if everyone had done voluntarily what I did, there would be no need now to force people to act responsibly.
    How long does a candle last you now? Has technological improvements helped them to last longer than they used to?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I will type slower just for you.....there IS mercury in them, I said that there was, I am also saying that it is a very small amount. Living down wind of a coal fired power plant will probably expose you to more mercury. Eating certain fish, likewise...
    Something else to consider, the human body is radioactive....do you sleep alone.
    How much is all the Mercury combined dumped into landfills going to be? Mercury is far, far more dangerous than a standard lightbulb.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I can still buy leaded gas.
    do you? the best thing they ever did to make engines last longer is go to unleaded gas....
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    Re: Energy Secretary Steven Chu defends light bulb standards as GOP seeks repeal

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    How much is all the Mercury combined dumped into landfills going to be? Mercury is far, far more dangerous than a standard lightbulb.
    in sufficient concentrations and ingested into the body, yes. otherwise, no...mercury is not dangerous.
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