Why Is Congress Requiring Poison Light Bulbs?


Isn’t it perverse that Congress is requiring the abolition of perfectly good incandescent light bulbs, and their replacement by fluorescent lights that contain mercury, one of the deadliest substances known to mankind? (Mercury, as you likely know, is what made hatters mad.) How does requiring the introduction of poison into every home in the United States improve the environment, the stated purpose of the legislation?

Every now and then, of course, one of the new compact fluorescent light bulbs will break. Via the Heritage Foundation, here are the Environmental Protection Agency’s instructions for how to clean up the toxic products that the government is forcing you to buy:

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