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Wednesday, 02 May 2007

PZ Myers thoroughly debunks Stephan Milloy's crazy stories about how butter-fingered environmentalists are going to go bankrupt paying to clean up all those Compact Flourescent Lights they break.  And, as he drives by, he takes a swipe at Stephans hypocracy in saying that the negligable amount of mercury in the CFL bulbs is dangerous while pooh-poohing mercury from power plants.

Denialism also has a nice treatment for the layman.

The verdict is:  CFL are still a good idea.  Find out where you can recycle them, and find out how to clean them up safely and cheaply when they break.  In other words USE YOUR BRAIN.  Sheesh.

Here's the link to the EPA page

Here's a link to the Earth 911 recycling page.  Just click on the item you'd like to recycle, and you will be taken to a page where you enter your zip code, and they will point you to a facility near you where you can learn how to dispose of common household items properly.

It took a mid-western suburban housewife 20 MINUTES to find and put together this information, and Steven Milloy couldn't figure it out?  Junk science indeed.

Wednesday, 02 May 2007 06:04:47 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [2] |  | #
Wednesday, 02 May 2007 07:50:16 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
LOL. I remember when I was young, we used mercury thermometers. We dropped more than one on the kitchen floor. I remember playing with the mercury in the palm of my hands - with Mom laughing and playing with it right beside me.

It hasn't had an adverse affect on me! nONe WhaT sOE ver!
Wednesday, 02 May 2007 08:14:26 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
It's like radiation. Sure, some kinds of radiation are REALLY bad. Some are bad after frequent or prolonged exposure, and some pass right through you. I remember when we were playing with Mercury in Science class, people were freaking out that Microwave ovens were going to kill us all.

We need caution, information, and reliable risk analysis. Not hysteria.
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