Activist Mommy

{August 18, 2007}   Day 4 of Go Green

It’s day 4 of the Go Green Challenge at Eco Street. The challenge today is to change your lightbulbs to low energy bulbs. Low energy bulbs use less energy and save you money. Which is why we use them in our house. I love it when the safer choices cost less, heck I love it when anything costs me less.

Some people worry about the mercury found in compact fluorescent lightbulbs. I found this great post on it over at TreeHugger that dispells some of the worry.

This is because CFLs contain relatively small amounts of mercury — EPA estimates this amount to be 4-5 milligrams (mg) in a typical CFL. A spill of this amount of mercury is not likely to present any excess risk to you or your family


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