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In the past few years, people have been becoming much more concerned with the enivronment. Even some who are outside of environmentalist groups have begun throwing punches at global warming. Way back in 1971, Dr. Seuss published his children’s book, The Lorax. Apparently, few readers listened to the lesson found in this Dr. Seuss title. Throughout the next three decades, environmental decay had not slowed.

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How far should someone be willing to go in order to protect the environment? In order to save a little money on a utility bill? Fluorescent light bulbs pull a considerable amount less on electricity; however, they contain mercury. Even a very small amount of mercury can be dangerous, especially for a person not educated about how to handle the material. Having light bulbs containing the substance in a homeĀ is a large trade off. It poses the possibility of a health issue against a financial and environmental issue. But, it may not be necessary unless someone is completely dedicated to every small thing to protect the environment. For those who are in the process of switching away from high energy sources, there are a number of other ways to do so and to save money without the risk of mercury contamination.