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DISPOSING OF CFL LIGHT GLOBES SAFELY

LED Globes Safety

DISPOSING OF CFL's SAFELY All fluorescent lamps and tubes contain a small amount of mercury – typically about 5mg; by comparison, an old mercury thermometer contains about 500mg. And concern has been raised over the level of mercury in CFLs. Is this a danger when a CFL breaks or comes to the end of its life and must be disposed of? There is some risk, but there’s no significant danger as long as you follow precautions when cleaning up a broken CFL. There may be longer-term problems with mercury content in landfill if dead and broken CFLs are disposed of...

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