Friday, October 31, 2008

Green Living by Janet Marchant: Removing Dangerous Toxic Chemicals From Your Home

Who doesn't want to live in a safer, greener home? It turns out that many Alameda households still contain a hidden danger: fluorescent light bulbs. Mercury, Argon, Krypton (not Kryptonite!), Cadmium, Hydrogen, and Sodium are all toxic chemicals that comprise this deadly time-bomb. And the so-called "compact" fluorescent bulbs (who has ever seen one that is actually small?) are the worst offenders.

Fortunately, it's easy to "Go Green" by trading in your fluorescent bulbs for high-tech "Incandescent" bulbs. In fact, this week at Paganos, they are selling 8-packs of these new miracle bulbs for only $17.99. Replace all of your fluorescent bulbs — throw them in the trash, before they poison your house — and replace them with these incandescent wonders.

Kermit The Frog famously said "It's Not Easy Being Green" but when you see how easy it is to reduce toxics in your house, you'll see it really is!

Editor's Comments:

By now, Janet Marchant must have given Alamedans all the advice we could possibly need to improve our environment. However, the Alameda Daily Noose and I are sure she will notify us right away if she has any more brilliant ideas about how to save money (or "green," as she calls it) and our precious quality of life on the Treasured Isle of Alameda.

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