The fact is, readers, in the criminal rush for "eco-friendly" and more energy efficient light bulbs, the manufacturers of these devices has never fully informed consumers of what would happen if they accidentally broke one of these bulbs! Here is a very disturbing fact: If you ever break one of these bulbs in the confines of your own home, you may have to alert an Environmental cleanup crew immediately, because the mercury vapour that is released from a broken CFL is DEADLY to human health, and does not disperse readily!
If you want even further proof of the dangers of these CFL bulbs, here is an important article from the Mail Online news service out of the United Kingdom, at www.dailymail.co.uk, entitled: "Eco-bulbs a Health Hazard for babies and pregnant women due to Mercury inside". It is important reading, and I have that entire article right here for my own readers to view:
Eco-bulbs 'a health hazard for babies and pregnant women due to mercury inside'
Last updated at 10:26 AM on 23rd December 2010
NTS Notes: Again, I question the ethics of the rush to replace tried and true incandescent light bulbs with these contraptions that contain deadly and poisonous Mercury!
Right now, incandescent light bulbs are being phased out of existence, and we will shortly be stuck with these devices that not only contain dangerous Mercury, but in some cases the light from these contraptions causes headaches, nausea, and other neurological disorders in people.
Consumers must be given proper information about these bulbs, their dangerous contents, their known side effects and their proper handling and disposal...However, I am amazed that there is very little of this information reaching the general public!
Yes, it is important to do our part in protecting, and cleaning up our environment. However, by introducing dangerous and even deadly Mercury into the mix, these CFL bulbs are absolutely not part of any "protecting the environment" solution by a long shot.
Lets get this truth about these devices out to everyone... The push for replacement of tried and true and proven nontoxic incandescent bulbs by these CFL bulbs must be re-evaluated!
More to come