Jim has the lunacy,
Here’s the problem,
The mercury in one bulb, for example, is enough to contaminate up to 6,000 gallons of water beyond safe drinking levels.
Consisting of glass tubes twisted into a spiral, they require more hand labor and so are made largely in China, where labor costs are lower and environmental regulations are not so strict. The Times of London recently reported that “large numbers of Chinese workers have been poisoned by mercury, which forms part of the compact fluorescent light bulbs.”
I hope Michelle Bachmann’s proposed legislation goes through.