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    cameoanne, Faeya Wingmother

    I believe that total Hg emissions from the fraction of the saved  electricity generated by coal are far higher than those from the CFL's, even if nobody takes them back to the store to recycle. I'm very comfortable with CFL's. Just out of lab-generated habits for dealing with much larger Hg amounts (and also because of having had some old Hg thermometers) I keep some powdered sulfur around to help with the clean-up, if needed. For CFL's, that's really overkill.

    Michael Weissman UID 197542

    by docmidwest on Wed Mar 02, 2011 at 03:30:09 PM PST

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