Did you hear about the recommendations of what to do if a compact fluorescent bulb breaks? How much mercury can actually be in one of these things? Surely not as much as was in a thermometer–and who hasn’t broken one of those? Some friends and I were talking the other day, before this report, and we all recalled playing with mercury in science classes as kids.
Still, since my wife babysits, I may replace the two we have in the living room–not just because of the warnings, but because I’d like some lightbulbs that give off more light!