California is on the verge of mandating the elimination of incandescent light bulbs in favor of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).
But the new light bulbs contain mercury, a hazardous substance. Read this story about how one person tried to behave responsibly and the bulb ended up costing over $2000.
When I first read this, I thought "someone is trying to make a point. Why not just clean it up yourself?"
Then I read the line that said "The [cleanup] specialist found mercury levels in the bedroom in excess of six times the state's "safe" level for mercury contamination."
SIX TIMES the safe level? From breaking one bulb?
I think I'll stick with incandescent bulbs. (Yes, I'm still procrastinating)