My MIL is always up on what the economy is doing, what bills are being passed etc etc. Mostly from channels like fox news and her circle of friends. I generally find what she and my FIL have to say pretty interesting, but I also know that she can be an over-reactor(spelling?) And make a big deal out of something small. Here is her newest thing She says one of the last factories that make the regular(incadescent?) Lightbulbs have closed or will be shortly and we will have no choice but to buy the compact fluorescent lightbulbs(CFLs) according to her this will be our only choice for lightbulbs after this year. These CFLs contain mercury(dangerous levels) and require specific treatment when broken and when disposed of. She suggests stocking up on lightbulbs now so we have them in the future and don't have to use the CFLs as they are dangerous especially around children and/or fetuses. I tried googling but I only have my iphone and its not that easy for looking stuff like this up..takes a lot of time unless I have direct links. Anybody else hear about this lightbulb switch? What's your opinion on the new CFLs? Are they really dangerous and they(distributors/government/whoever is in charge here) don't want us to know so they're hiding it, or is my MIL freaking out(like she commonly does) over something that's really not that big of a deal? My FIL is backing her up and I respect him for his intelligence(sp?) So I'm not sure what to think. Up for a debate? Lol. Id love to hear both sides..