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Old 06-23-2010, 11:33 PM
 
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According to my DH, the florescent bulbs have a down-side: they have harmful chemicals that can leach into the environment once they are discarded. I haven't confirmed it, but he's adamant.
Your DH is correct; CFL's contain mercury.

Cleaning Up a Broken CFL | Cleanup and Safe Disposal of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs | US EPA
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