Tip of the Day: Cleaning Up a Broken Light Bulb

Do you know what to do if a Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulb or Fluorescent Tube Light Bulb breaks in your home?

CFLs and other fluorescent light bulbs contain a small amount of mercury sealed within the glass tubing. When a fluorescent bulb breaks in your home, some of this mercury is released as mercury vapor. To minimize exposure to mercury vapor, EPA recommends that residents follow the cleanup and disposal steps described…

Check out EPA’s site to get an overview and view some precautionary steps that could help you.

View overview and cleanup steps here:  http://www.epa.gov/cfl/cflcleanup.html

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