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Tell Energy Star: lower the mercury content in CFLs

On December 2nd, 2008 Energy Star set a maximum mercury standard of 5 mg for CFLs. But the technology is way ahead of the government: U.S. manufacturers voluntarily implemented this mercury level a year prior, and EWG identified 7 bulb lines with significantly less mercury than the rest.

The Energy Star program began in 1982 and is a key tool to drive innovation for low energy products. But the Energy Star program has missed the opportunity to reduce mercury risks from CFLs by setting a low standard for mercury. So low in fact that industry already achieved it.

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September 02, 2014

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Mr. Baker & Mr. Karney


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