Received from someone who knows.
Congressman Barton was in favor of ‘free choice’. I wrote the amended legislation that allowed the American public free choice. It was only approved through the end of 2013, much to my dismay. Many do not realize the real hazard of the mercury filled CFL’s. In much of small town America the elemental mercury filled bulbs are also not properly disposed of. In rural America, a ‘recycling program’ consist of bulbs being put in a hole in the back pasture and the family retriever bring it back to the back door. Basically, saying that our water streams will be tainted all over America by improper disposal. Many times it is to no fault of the individual: There are no proper recycling centers established everywhere, where needed. I could go on and on. As we all know, there are many unintended consequences to even the best of intentions! I have a good friend who has a serious medical condition that disallows him to go to many federal buildings because of CFL’s. The truth shall set you free, right? You may starve to death, but you will be free…….