Monday, June 16, 2008
The new ECO light bulbs contain mercury - they cannot be safe
Which are safer, the old or the new light bulbs? The Government wants to ban the old ones, but it has just been reported that the new ECO bulbs contain mercury and should be handled carefully if broken. Wear gloves and don't vacuum up the pieces - use cellotape or a damp cloth to collect the pieces and put them in a box and dispose of them at a recycling centre.
I have been down to the supermarket and bought more of the old bulbs and disposed of the new ECO bulbs. Safety comes before electricity savings!
International environmentalists cannot decide - there are new concerns over mercury hazards which have split green activists on the switch to CFL's.
There is now a battle mounting: "Fluorescent v Incadescent" - Who will be the winner?
Read story here