Reader AConcernedCitizen follows up: "With all the talk about how switching from incandescent to compact fluorescent bulbs will 'save the world,' why isn't anyone talking about the fact that the compact fluorescents contain mercury? Right now IKEA is the only place I know of that will recycle them. If you're not doing that, you're throwing toxic mercury into the trash, and there is now talk that someday you will not be even be able to dispose of these bulbs that way! What, is every homeowner going to line up their cars at their town's hazardous waste collection day?"
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