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Cleaning Up a Broken CFL
What to Do if a CFL Breaks in Your Home
Other Types of Light Bulbs
that Contain Mercury
Why is it important to clean up a broken CFL properly?
What if I can't follow all the recommended steps? or I cleaned up a CFL but didn't do it properly?
The Maine DEP study also confirmed that, despite following EPA best-practice cleanup guidelines on broken CFLs, researchers were unable to remove mercury from carpet, and agitation of the carpet — such as by young children playing — created localized concentrations as high as 0.025 mg/m3 in air close to the carpet, even weeks after the initial breakage.
Originally posted by Ketzer22
Hey- I just broke a CFL bulb and my girlfriend is freaking out about the mercury. I was just wondering if anyone has done this and what they did to clean it up and how much danger do these actually pose?
Thanks in advance!