Title: 
Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs: What to do if one breaks
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheet
Publication Date: 
March 2017
Abstract: 

Compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) contain a small amount of mercury sealed within their glass tubing. If a CFL bulb breaks, mercury can be directly released as an odourless, colourless vapour, and can also stick to the powder on the inside of the bulb. Exposure to even small amounts of mercury can cause serious health problems. It is particularly harmful to the developing brains of fetuses, infants and children.

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Number of Pages: 
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