I know this blog is supposed to be about what to feed your kids, but other issues keep on coming to my attention and I can't resist blogging about them and getting the word out to other parents about the environmental dangers that seem to be everywhere.
Low voltage light bulbs were sold at my daughter's school for a fundraiser but they didn't work for us because we have dimmers all over our house and I like the look of regular light bulbs. I felt a little guilty about not buying into the energy efficient light bulb bandwagon, but for some reason I couldn't make the switch.
Then a friend told me about the low voltage bulbs containing mercury and I was glad that I hadn't made the change. Here is an excellent article on the issue
WHAT TO DO: Don't buy compact fluorescent lightbulbs until the health issues and disposal issues are sorted out. If you don't buy them, they will stop producing them and they won't end up in our environment...and possibly in our drinking water.