Just in case you thought energy saving light bulbs were safe, then why does the public sector demand that a room be evacuated in the event one breaks?
It gives a whole new meaning to "going green" and do make sure that you have the appropriate emergency breathing apparatus in the house, just in case. You can find some good Russian surplus models on eBay.
Now just imagine what might happen when some bored teenager decides to start throwing these around for fun or a 'wannabe' Bin Laden mixes a few bulbs with the recipe for home made explosive from the internet?
I'm not convinced the Department of Energy have thought the benefits through as clearly as they should.
Even worse, I've just spotted that the bulb on my desk light is one of these but at least I've scuba gear in the attic and rubber gloves in the kitchen if it goes "bang."