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Stay away from South Africa!

Here’s some unsettling news from South Africa, via Independent Online: Each compact flurorescent lightbulb (CFL) contains between 5mg and 30mg of highly toxic mercury which makes them an environmental hazard when they are dumped. Currently there is no recycling plant … 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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