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Comment I question the source (Score 3, Interesting) 801

Steven Milloy is hardly one who should be taken seriously on environmental / health issues. Read more about the offer of the article by visiting wikipedia: has a PDF file up about CFLs and describes that the broken glass is more dangerous to you than the mercury and provides the following disposal advice:

Like paint, batteries, thermostats, and other hazardous household items, CFLs should be disposed of properly. Do not throw CFLs away in your household garbage if better disposal options exist. To find out what to do first check the following website: where you can find disposal options by using your zip code (*see detailed instructions at the end of this document) or by calling 1-877- EARTH911 for local disposal options. Another option is to check directly with your local waste management agency for recycling options and disposal guidelines in your community. Additional information is available at Finally, IKEA stores take hange_light/downloads/Fact_Sheet_Mercury.pdf

I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.