Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) serious dangers and alternatives

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http://www.examiner.com/holistic-science-spirit-in-national/compact-fluorescent-light-bulbs-cfls-serious-dangers-and-alternatives

Good overview of the hidden dangers inside CFLs.  Section headings include:

  • Mercury Fact Sheet
  • What to Do if a Fluorescent Light Bulb Breaks
  • What about UV radiation?
  • What is the wavelength range of the light radiation that is emitted by CFLs?
  • How close can we safely get to an operating CFL?
  • Are CFLs going to end up like our supposedly energy-efficient Hybrids and cost more in the end to produce and ship than the energy they save?