Now comes this fantastic article, "The CLF Fraud," by Edmond Contoski in American Thinker.
If you have a CFL light bulb in your house, you MUST READ this column.
It details everything from the fire potential (and there have been many) to the long-term dangers of the mercury in the bulbs, including the fact that the mercury exposure is thousands of times the allowable limits and that a vacuum cleaner and broom are insufficient tools to clean up a broken bulb. It also looks at the claims of energy efficiency and asks some rather damning questions that, when answered, prove the claims are far from complete - from energy usage to life of the bulbs, as well as unaccounted-for costs of disposal.
As the article states:
Once again, a government claiming that it knows what is best for people -- and that takes away their right to choose for themselves in the matter -- is a dismal failure. In light of the facts just presented, the federal law effectively banning incandescent light bulbs should be switched off.
I seriously doubt if any of the state legislators who mandated the use of these bulbs bothered to gather this information before voting yes on Ohio's law.
Wonder what they'll do now? Admit the error of their ways or just ignore the consequences?