curly http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/14384/all en Too Little, Too Late - Media Discover Mercury in Fluorescent Bulbs http://www.mrc.org/articles/too-little-too-late-media-discover-mercury-fluorescent-bulbs <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     What is it about government mandates that curse innovation to failure? </p> <br /> <p >     Ethanol turned out to be more environmentally harmful than the fossil fuels it was replacing via federal mandate. Now scientists understand the “green” compact fluorescent light bulbs to be dangerous because they contain mercury.</p> <br /> <p >      While scientists couldn’t agree on just how beneficial compact fluorescent light bulbs were, journalists on network news shows had widely agreed that CFLs are a good thing.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/too-little-too-late-media-discover-mercury-fluorescent-bulbs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Environment ban CFL congress curly fluorescent green incandescent lightbulb Mercury squiggly Wed, 26 Mar 2008 18:13:04 +0000 admin 26286 at http://www.mrc.org