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Old 12-28-2012, 04:57 PM   #16
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Yes in great quantities. I don't want to argue so you win.
It does not take "great quantities" of lead exposure to cause brain damange. One of the postulated reasons for the decline of the Roman Empire was the fact that they used lead water pipes.

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lets face it. being alive is hazardous to your health.

iirc, lead is discharged from the body, over time. mercury stays forever.
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Fixnit, nailed it. Mercury is gonna kill more of us than lead ever did. With mercury in the new flourescent light bulbs, anytime you break one in your home you have automatically created a hazardous dump in your home and you need to evacuate immediately. Added to that, many people just throw them out in the trash when they burn out. How safe is that?
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Another overblown fear. Evacuate immediately? Total nonsense. There's a very minute amount of mercury in CFLs. And you have to breath its vapors or swallow it for it to harm you. Heck, when I was a kid we used to pour mercury in our hand and play with it in science class.
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Fixnit, nailed it. Mercury is gonna kill more of us than lead ever did. With mercury in the new flourescent light bulbs, anytime you break one in your home you have automatically created a hazardous dump in your home and you need to evacuate immediately. Added to that, many people just throw them out in the trash when they burn out. How safe is that?

I am no expert( by any means) but if that where true ,I highly doubt our glorious government would allow such bulbs to even be made, let alone used in a home.
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I am no expert( by any means) but if that where true ,I highly doubt our glorious government would allow such bulbs to even be made, let alone used in a home.
Honestly if you look it up if you break one of those bulbs the recommend procedure is evacuate and call in a hazmat team for clean-up. Admittedly stupid but our government at work.
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i sure as heck am not going to flee my home because of a broken bulb. NOR i am going to call a haz-mat crew to clean it up.

but, back to the lead thing. sure, you don't want to ingest lead. nor do you want to ingest drywall dust, saw dust, people dust, or potato chip dust.
no matter what type of dust/vapor it is, take precautions to not breath it.
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i sure as heck am not going to flee my home because of a broken bulb. NOR i am going to call a haz-mat crew to clean it up.

but, back to the lead thing. sure, you don't want to ingest lead. nor do you want to ingest drywall dust, saw dust, people dust, or potato chip dust.
no matter what type of dust/vapor it is, take precautions to not breath it.
They evacuated some school recently because a kid brought and old thermometer to the school and it was broken.

I remember playing with the stuff in chem lab in the large bottle.

We are such a bunch of pansies now.
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They evacuated some school recently because a kid brought and old thermometer to the school and it was broken.

I remember playing with the stuff in chem lab in the large bottle.

We are such a bunch of pansies now.
I couldn't agree more. It's ridiculous.
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The lead danger is way overblown, just like the asbestos danger in floorcovering. With just a little common sense, there is very little danger.
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I couldn't agree more. It's ridiculous.
i agree. and it is only going to get worse. can you image trying to get things done 20 years from now. people will be cutting their lawns with hazmat suits on.
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Yes in great quantities. I don't want to argue so you win.
My intent was not to "win", but just present some scientifically based facts on toxic metals, the subject on which I happen to have some experience and scientific background (please note my "signature below"). Your post like your previous post #13 is written as a dead giveway to sarcasm and cynicism, which is not welcome by myself as well, I presume, by many fellow members here on this serious subject. So far, with your 2 posts, you have contributed nothing useful to this thread.
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None of us want to have to comply with new rules. We all seem to use the excuse that we did it for years without harm. That doesn't reduce the danger of something. Taking some advice from Merlin, (the sorcerer), I don't have lifetimes to learn medicine, and chemistry, along with construction. I for one will comply, because if it saves a life 20 or so years from now, I will not have it on my conscience.

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