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Dangers of Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs!

Posted Dec 23 2008 9:29pm


This was on my myspace blog and decided to place it here also, so more people can read the info.!

Just thought you might want to know this tid bit of info. If you use these light bulbs and your kids break them easily like mine do...dont put these kind of light bulbs in their rooms!!


(AP) - You know those compact fluorescent light bulbs that everyone is encouraging us to buy because the save energy and money? They have a downside when it comes to thinking green. It turns out the CFL s release a mercury-containing powder if they break. And the mercury-tinged powder can evaporate into the air and is tough to clean up. The government has written guidelines on how to clean up a broken bulb and the mercury it contains. There is also a site that provides information on the various state guidelines to clean up after a CFL breaks.

EPA guidelines on CFL site:

http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/id/univwast/statespf.htm

EPA list of state laws on CFL disposal site:

http://www.epa.gov/mercury/spills/index.htm

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