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Turn out those CFL bulbs first

The Tri-City News used this stock image to illustrate its story in last Friday’s edition about Earth Hour plans in the Tri-Cities but the letter writer notes compact fluorescent lights aren’t fully environmentally safe. - THINKSTOCK
The Tri-City News used this stock image to illustrate its story in last Friday’s edition about Earth Hour plans in the Tri-Cities but the letter writer notes compact fluorescent lights aren’t fully environmentally safe.
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The Editor,

Re. “Turn out lights, save energy” (The Tri-City News, March 28).

Showing a picture of a compact fluorescent light bulb as a symbol of taking good care of the environment is misguiding.

CFLs should be a symbol of the deliberate pollution with the mercury this bulb contains and the sickness they can bring on.

Imposition of CFL bulbs on us is not about wishing our Earth well, that’s for sure.

Bozenna Siedlecka,

Port Moody

 

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