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Dear Mr Minister,

Yesterday, June 6, 2011, you, as BC’s Minister of Energy and Mines, released an opinion piece talking about CFL’s Compact Fluorescent Lights. In your introduction you proudly addressed the policy of the BC Government to ban the sale of the incandescent bulbs and the promotion of moncler sale outlet CFL’s.

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This moncler outlet sale initial statement is difficult to fathom a Minister making. What “wide range of options” is there, Mr. Minister? If you deny the availability of the standard incandescent it would appear there are only the two left. At the end of that statement you refer to the mercury issue, which almost all intelligent people have come to recognize as a hazard. But then you go on to downplay the amount of mercury contained within the CFL bulbs. average mercury content in a CFL bulb is about three milligrams roughly the amount it would take to cover the tip of a ball point pen. that sounds so little! Do you believe you are you talking to imbeciles who didn’t get an education. A less generous person would claim this is exactly why the BC Government keeps cutting funds to education, so the population will believe such thoughtless statements.

Scientific studies are done on exposure to vaporized mercury at levels of 0.008 to 0.085 milligrams and refer to symptoms including tremors, emotional changes, insomnia, neuromuscular changes etc. headaches, disturbances in sensations, cheap moncler jackets performance deficits on tests of cognitive function and more.

moncler sale outlet Lets see Mr. Minister, can we understand math as well as science? That 3 milligrams you refer to in the CFL being almost forced on the population of BC, is an amount between 35 and 375 times higher the exposure used to moncler sale determine the above health hazards. It all depends on the exposure and the area the mercury vapor is confined to. Break the glass of the CFL in your child’s 8 by 10 bedroom and the exposure is very high and confined. moncler sale outlet

But you didn’t mention this in your op ed. You stated, “When it comes to the health concerns about CFL bulbs, Health Canada has studied them and confirmed they are safe for household use and are not hazardous to operate.” Of course they are safe to operate, they are just not safe https://www.moncler-jacket-outlet.com to break.

But of course you know the truth or you wouldn’t have included the statement, federal government introduced new product regulations that will limit mercury content in CFLs and other products. This means that all CFLs will contain even less mercury than they have now.”

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And as for the banning of the incandescent light bulbs; many of us use them for the heat they emit. This is not a waste of energy, it is getting two benefits from one product. One bulb in a chicken coup keeps the coup warm and well lit. In the same manner, my lamp over my head keeps me warmer while I read my book hence I don’t have to turn up the furnace to heat the whole house, in fact a few incandescent lights reduces the time my Moncler Outlet furnace fires up. These bulbs are a 90% efficient heat source. This heat might not be good for two of those jurisdictions you used to justify your governments implementation of this new law, Australia and California, but here in BC, we could use all the good cheap efficient heat we can get.

In closing, as Minister of Energy and Mines, we clearly hope you find a way to study issues in greater depth before simply accepting what your administrative staff advises you of. You see I truly do not believe you composed moncler outlet this piece on your own. I believe you are much smarter than that. And as the Minister of Energy and Mines I urge you to consider the following.

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Cynically I add, maybe by that time we will already all be twitching and suffering memory loss and cognitive impairment from mercury exposure to care anymore.

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