Thursday, January 31, 2008

Problem With CFL Bulbs


I just finished watching this on the NBC news...Mercury & Lead in the CFL bulbs! If you drop you need to clean up in a specific way & recycling is an issue!
 
They called 18 cities I believe in IL & 8 said the wrong way to clean up, 8 didn't know & 2 only had the correct answer!
 
Do NOT vacuum!!! It just spreads it around they say!
 

5 comments:

mariealicejoan said...

I heard this on the news over here just a few weeks ago now!  It's always something isn't it!
Marie
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chat2missie said...

I heard the same thing about these bulbs.  We only use these kind of bulbs so it was good to know.
Missie

luddie343 said...

Figures.  CATHY

swibirun said...

Awww heck, who cares about a little mercury leaching into the ground water?  Now if you will excuse me, I have to go eat my daily helping of swordfish.

Have a great weekend!
Chris
http://inanethoughtsandinsaneramblings.blogspot.com

slapinions said...

Yeah, I heard about this the day AFTER my wife broke a bulb in the kids play area in the basement. Between the absestos tile and the lead-filled water this house came with, I can't imagine a little mercury will hurt j/k :)

btw - the swordfish comment was LOL

Dan

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