The New England Patriots officially announced the signing of defensive lineman Jason Vega on Tuesday morning.
Just who’s bright idea was it to make us buy CFL bulbs?
Not too long ago, there was a push to rid our homes of thermometers containing mercury. Now, we’re being pushed to use compact fluorescent lightbulbs that contain mercury. This seems a contradiction. I am uncomfortable using a lightbulb that requires me to take special measures to dispose. I’m concerned about having these in my home. What are homeowners supposed to do if one breaks? – Joan, Haverhill
While I was vacationing in Florida, I saw a news report regarding the new fluorescent lights that will be replacing the incandescent bulbs. According to the report, these new bulbs contain mercury, but if they break we’re simply to sweep up the remains and deposit them in the trash. Isn’t this dangerous? We’ve all seen the commercial “Don’t put mercury in the trash” regarding old batteries. – Mike, Milford