Thursday, February 5, 2009

Compact fluorescent light bulbs: do energy savings outweigh mercury hazard?

Source: US EPA
"With the issue of climate change on everyone’s mind these days, people are looking for ways to cut down on energy use. Many people are turning to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), which use 75 percent less energy and last up to 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs; but there is also a concern because CFLs contain a small amount of mercury."