Editorial Note: Below is a copy of the Table of Contents page from this very well researched paper.
Compact Fluorescent Lights (DFLs) Are Costly and Dangerous Can Cause Fires – Even Explosions!
by Robert Ferguson, President of the Science & Public Policy Institute.
“Science-based policy for a better world.”
Table of Contents
pg 03 Fires and Explosions from CFLs
pg 04 The PROVEN Dangers of Mercury in CFLs
pg 06 Other Hazardous Chemicals in CFLs
pg 07 False Information on CFL Costs and Bulb Life
pg 09 Recycling Costs, Health and Environmental Dangers
pg 10 What About LEDs?
pg 11 Other Problems
pg 12 Is Government Really Smarter Than the Consumers?
The latest recall:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissionon May 12, 2011 issued a recall order for sixteen models of Telstar and Electra brand CFLs in twelve different wattages: “Hazard: The light bulbs can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers.” The recall order involved 317,000light bulbs.
Mercury—The danger is fargreater than admitted.
CFLs Save Money?—The numbers are false!
CFL Bulb Life—Wildly exaggerated