Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rest assured--the EPA is on the job

Amazing. At the same time the Environmental Protection Agency blankets the airwaves with warnings about the danger of radon gas in our homes, they are encouraging the deliberate introduction of deadly mercury into literally every residence and office in the United States by mandating the use of Compact Flourescent Lightbulbs (CFL’s) instead of incandescent bulbs. Never mind that even the manufacturers of CFL’s caution users about their potential danger nor that billions of CFL’s will end up in landfills across the United States, where they will certainly leak mercury into our ground water. Never mind that the government warns about the danger posed to human life by the rising levels of mercury in seafood, and never mind that mercury is highly toxic to humans. No, never mind. After all, the EPA assures us that the potential threat of “global warming” far outweighs the proven dangers of mercury poisoning. Can anyone say hare brained?
Kathleen Lamarche
author of THE PLOT and THE GUMSHOE

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