I am writing to ask if your associations or any you may be aware of are working to REVERSE this INSANE CFL bulb law. I thought for sure Congressman Poe might have been, but I was mistaken. I have begun a group to gain support to this end. This law must be reversed. It is not an option.
2008: Over 300 million bulbs bought in America. Each Bulb contains 5mg of the deadly and extremely dangerous Mercury.
With this small amount of purchases, compared to where that number will grow, I believe you will see the answer is simply outrageous. WAL_MART is excited to plan on selling 100 MILLION of these bulbs this year. These numbers are mere guesses as to what the real number of sales are IN THE WORLD are is any ones guess. A law? If they were sooooo good we would not have needed an 882 page Law and the EPA would not have had to write a 3 page single spaced document regarding the uses and disposal of the same. This law was and is sheer lunacy.
This massive amount of Mercury is posed for our landfills and then into our water. The government and the EPA stance that the energy saving is worth the danger is ludicrous. There are many ways to save energy as well as lower emissions rather than this bulb law.
Indulge my little rant here: Last I read this government was of the people, by the people and for the people. The government has grossly overshot their position on this matter. I know it is not the first time, but as for me, I am tired of letting them get away with whatever they want at the people's expense. Most people have thrown their hands in the air and allow the government to do as they please, and to this end we find ourselves in the positions we are today.
I aim to see this law REVERSED. I am looking to connect with anyone who feels the same. Congress passed this ridiculous law in darkness without informing the people. People had no knowledge of it, so therefore could not make an informed decision and or approve it. People are in the dark to the dangers these bulbs pose for us, our children (both born and unborn), our homes, landfills and our planet.
Look in any Chemical Handbook and you will be enlightened about the Dangers of Mercury - there is a reason it is handled with Iron Flasks. This law is sheer lunacy.
I know this was long and I am sorry to take your time, but as you may sense, I am passionate about the reversal of this law. How do you feel about it? If you read this far, I thank you. It is more important than anyone might realize.
Best to you,