Category Archives: Environmental Concerns

Canadian eco-terrorism is even worse than we thought

Two days ago we wrote about a Canadian “environmentalist” group’s plan to distribute 2,000 dangerous compact fluorescent light bulbs in Bloomfield, New Jersey.  It turns out we only scratched the surface on Project Porchlight’s attempt to spread hazardous mercury to … Continue reading

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Where to recycle compact fluorescent light bulbs

The Environmental Protection Agency has a useful page on its web site:  “Mercury-Containing Light Bulb (Lamp) Collection and Recycling Programs Where You Live“. Recycling programs are not available in all areas. According to the EPA: Some household hazardous waste collection … Continue reading

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Canadian eco-terrorists target the United States

The Star-Ledger in New Jersey reports what looks like just another feel-good story about eco-nuts giving away free compact fluorescent light bulbs in a misguided attempt to save the planet: A group of Bloomfield environmentalists will knock on township doors … Continue reading

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Eco-hack misleads public on light bulb health hazards

PECO Energy, a Philadelphia-based electric and gas utility, is spending $20 million to distribute compact fluorescent light bulbs for free or at heavily discounted prices.  Why?  Because a law signed by Pennsylvania’s governor requires PECO to cut its energy use … Continue reading

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Real environmentalists don’t use compact fluorescent light bulbs

Lots of people use compact fluorescent light bulbs and claim they’re helping the environment.  They’re wrong!  Compact fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury, a dangerous water pollutant. “But compact fluorescent light bulbs use less energy than incandescent light bulbs,” say these … Continue reading

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Compact fluorescent light bulbs don’t reduce pollution

Fans of compact fluorescent light bulbs try to shrug off the fact that these dangerous bulbs contain mercury, a substance that’s very hazardous to our health and our environment.  They say that power plants generate mercury, so producing less power … Continue reading

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Don’t drink the water!

We’ve written that compact fluorescent light bulbs pollute trillions of gallons of water.  But how much water is that?  NaturalNews.com puts these figures in perspective: …the 30,000 pounds of mercury thrown away in compact fluorescent light bulbs each year is … Continue reading

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Humongous water pollution from compact fluorescent light bulbs

Supporters of compact fluorescent light bulbs like to talk about their benefits to our environment.  Here’s an example from CryuSpace.com: One Compact fluorescent lamp… saves more than 2,000 times its own weight in greenhouse gasses. Two Thousand Times. Think about … Continue reading

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Recycling won’t stop health dangers from light bulbs

According to Inhabitat.com, compact fluorescent light bulbs are a very serious health hazard: Mercury from energy production and broken CFL bulbs seeps into soil and water and usually ends up in the bodies of fish. Animals or people who then … Continue reading

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An environmental catastrophe in the making

LightBulbRecycling.com quantifies the alarming environmental damages from compact fluorescent light bulbs: The mercury from one fluorescent bulb can pollute 6,000 gallons of water beyond safe levels for drinking. It only takes 1 teaspoon of mercury to contaminate a 20-acre lake … Continue reading

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