Monthly Archives: July 2011

New study shows that mercury in broken CFL bulbs can exceed safe exposure levels for humans

Taken from July 6, 2011. ¬†Finally someone measured the mercury content of compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs! We have been told that these bulbs contain 0.5 mg of mercury and that lower mercury-content bulbs will be produced in the … Continue reading

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Energy-efficient light bulb deadline delayed in Canada

The Canadian Press – Posted: Apr 15, 2011 The federal government wants to delay by two years its deadline requiring all new light bulbs sold in Canada to be energy efficient. A newly published notice says the current deadline in … Continue reading

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Texas aglow with effort to save the incandescent bulb

Irritated with federal regulation, Republicans hope a state law will get around a national mandate to replace old-fashioned bulbs with more efficient lamps. By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times, July 9, 2011 It doesn’t have the ring of “Remember the … Continue reading

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