Black People : Are CFL Bulbs Safe?

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Most of these new CFLs will make people sick, by emitting radio frequency radiation that contributes to dirty electricity, that can cause migraines, dizziness, nausea, confusion, fatigue, skin irritations, and eye strain.

    But far more importantly, CFLs are loaded with deadly mercury, one of the most toxic elements on Earth. In fact, all CFL bulbs contain – at least – four to five milligrams of mercury, about 200 times the amount of mercury in a flu vaccine shot. There is enough mercury in each CFL bulb to contaminate 6,000 gallons of clean water. To break one of these CFL bulbs is to risk ruining the health of one’s entire family, or office staff, with enough released atmospheric mercury to best require the expensive, professional services of a Haz/Mat Removal Team.

    Believe not the”clean-up” methods for broken CFL bulbs offered by those in the mainstream media, which tell us to open a window, then leave the area of the broken bulb for 15 minutes; then return with duct tape to pick-up the broken glass.

    Then what is one to do? Put the broken glass and duct tape into a glass jar and screw on a tight lid.

    What is one to do with the glass jar? Take it to a special toxic dump.

    Where are such dumps? Check your local listings

    full article;
    http://www.infowars.com/stock-up-on-incandescent-light-bulbs-in-fact-buy-a-lifetime-supply-of-them/
     
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    the qustion is is it safe?,

    there is all kinds of unsafe stuff, with all due respect legislated and demanded all over the Carribbean
     
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    MAD HATTER

    That post agrees with what you have said.

    The links he left does concur.

    the first links he post said that 'clean up' should be done by an environmental specialist. The second link if left reiterated the danger of mercury.

    The links give great info on mercury in light bulbs. And, I wonder too, about why they've put these light bulbs in the islands [Black islands].

    This is a great post.

    I worked as 'an evironmental scientist' at a shipyard years ago. When we received a call from other departments in which a light bulb broke, our department was responsible for the cleanup.

    When this occurred, it was the procedure that no one could clean up 'Mercury spillls' in the shipyard but our department. And, EVERYONE in the workplace facility HAD TO LEAVE!!!

    I was not trained to do the clean up. But, it makes me wonder why these bulbs would be approved for homes and etc. today.

    Mercury used to be used long ago for 'hat making' and was the basis for the film, 'Alice in Wonderland'. The term 'mad hatter' came from people who went crazy due to mercury exposure in hat shops.
     
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    Not sure why the specification of black islands. Its an Island! Was NOT legislated, but highly recommended and paid for by the government! Was not a black white thing.

    but anyway the reason it was done here was an attempt to cut back the amount of the subsidy that the government pays the electric generating company's that supply electricity to the poor, that other wise would not be able to afford it.

    As far as the danger, as the links say handle with care. How many people properly dispose of fluorescent lights?

    http://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/promotions/change_light/downloads/Fact_Sheet_Mercury.pdfz
     
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    It's my opinion..my right to my opinion


    I may have overlooked something in this article. But I was addressing this issue on this BLACK FORUM in regards to a BLACK PERSEPECTIVE. I was told that this island in or near the Carribeans was inhabited by predominantly Black people [people of color]. Was I informed wrongfully?

    And as far as the danger, in the links saying 'handle with care' and in regards to your question of 'how many people properly dispose of fluorescent lights?'--my mind immediately goes to children being around broken light bulbs?

    Why would this government buy these bulbs on a high recommendation and put their poor people in harms way? Who 'highly recommended these bulbs'?

    yes, in my opinion I do believe it is 'a black white thing'. I believe that it is a great benefit to the government but not their poor people. If the government offered me these bulbs and say it was highly recommended, I would not take them and use them around my children. But, I'm educated [disciplined education] and know the dangers of 'mercury spills' but, not many people do even here in the States.

    I think years ago, this became an issue with thermometers as well.
     
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    Not worth discussing any more!!! has turned into gum flapping nothing more nothing less. good bye.
     
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    awesome! GOOD BYE!
     
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    Well can't let the statement go,
    I was told that this island in or near the Carribeans was inhabited by predominantly Black people [people of color]. Was I informed wrongfully?

    Definition: This entry provides an ordered listing of ethnic groups starting with the largest and normally includes the percent of total population
    Ethnic groups: mixed 73%, white 16%, black 11%. Last Dominican census. And its not near the Caribbean, its in the Caribbean, as in the greater Antilles. 2nd largest island after Cuba.

    do me a favor,ask 10 Jamaicans, 10 Bahamians, 10 Dominicans, 10 Cubans, 10 Haitians, and 10 from the Virgin Islands, what they are.

    Then tell me how many African-Jamaicans, African-Bahamians, African-Dominicans and African-Cubans, African-Virgin Islanders you have. Your majority answer will be we are Jamaican, Bahamanian, Dominican, Cuban, Haitian, or Virgin Islander. We are all proud of our countries.

    Old Dominican saying Todos los Dominicanos tenemos el negro detras de la oreja. All Dominicans have some black behind the ear. But we are DOMINICANS first, not African-Dominicans or European-Dominicans. May claim some of this after, but DOMINICAN FIRST.:whip::court::toast:
     
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    yes. slavery did that to this island.

    I hope now, that this is good bye for real.
     
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