Here's how insane the global-warming hoax has gotten. Al Gore would have you seriously endanger your family in order to fight a menace that is purely a figment of his imagination...
If a bulb breaks, get children and pets out of the room. Ventilate the room. Never use a vacuum -- even on a rug -- to clean up a compact fluorescent light. Instead, while wearing rubber gloves, use stiff paper such as index cards and tape to pick up pieces, then wipe the area with a wet wipe or damp paper towel. If there are young children or pregnant woman in the house, consider cutting out the piece of carpet where the bulb broke. Use a glass jar with a screw top to contain the shards and clean-up debris.
“We found some very high levels (of mercury), even after we tried a number of clean-up techniques," said Mark Hyland, Maine director of the Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management. During several of the experiments, for example, he said mercury in the air was more than 100 times levels considered safe even after a floor was cleaned. He said such levels would quickly decline if the room were ventilated and people followed their tips.
If trace amounts of mercury are rumored to be in the fish-sticks at the school cafeteria, hysterical parents demand the school close and the lunch-room decontaminated, yet in the name of environmentalism, they force you to install expensive, dangerous mercury vapor filled bulbs in your home. You see the hypocricy don't you? With liberals, it's not about the environment or even the health of our children. It's about them controlling every facet of our lives in every possible way. They'll try to take your cigarettes, your whole milk, your pleasure devices, your guns, your full-flush toilets, your CO2 producing gas grill, the Salvia in your garden, your incandescent bulbs, your junk food, your SUVs, the competitive sports your kids play, your right to spank your kid, and even the right to set your home thermostat how ever you like. Liberals want to control your life because you live it differently than they want you to, and they'll use the phony fear of global warming and the power of the federal government to enforce their idiotic way of life upon the rest of us. If that means exposing your children to toxic levels of mercury, that's a small price to pay....that is as long as it's your kids who're exposed and not theirs.