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CFL Safety

CFL Safety

CFL Safety





CFL Safety


If a CFL breaks:

open a window to allow the room to air out.

people should leave the room.

Turn off forced air conditioning

collect broken glass and visible powder using stiff cardboard , or a damp paper towel, Dont use a vacuum cleaner.

Place the debris in a glass container with a metal cover in safe location outside until you can dispose of it safely.

continue airing put the room for several hours.

CFL bulbs contain a small trace of mercury within the glass . when broken, ,mercury will immediately dissipate into the air. concentrations of mercury will likely approach zero in hour or so.

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