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Handle CFLs carefully to realize savings

CFLs save money and energy, but must be disposed of carefully
CFLs save money and energy, but must be disposed of carefully
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  • Jillan 5 years ago

    The best way to sweep up a CFL bulb, if broken, is with the end of a cardboard box, or any other object that can be disposed of with the bulb. If you use a broom to sweep up the broken glass, small amounts of the mercury can stay with the bristles. Excellent article, I will tell my friends about your column!

  • KC Green Parenting Examiner 5 years ago

    Excellent advice. While the level of mercury in a CFL is small, any amount of mercury can be harmful. Thank you for making that great safety tip to readers!

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