Why CFLs?

I get a lot of questions along the lines of:  if compact florescent lights have mercury in them, why should I use them?  The answer is:  because emissions from power plants are the greatest source of mercury contamination in the United States.  The more super-wasteful conventional incandescent lights we use, the more mercury contamination we get as a result.  So please use CFLs, dispose of them properly, and take precautions while cleaning them up if they do break.

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