Yes that is true. Fluorescent bulbs contain mercury vapour that is excited by an electric field to produce ultraviolet light which illuminates the phosphate coating of the bulb. These days, the amount of mercury present is significantly lower than the older models.
The amount of mercury is rather low. None the less it is something to take into account. CFL's should never be simply thrown away but should be recycled / disposed of properly. If for some reason yours are already burning (burnt) out you can do a google search most cities and smaller towns do have recycling drop offs for CFLs.
by ii3rittles 5 years ago
Anyone else think this light bulb ban is BS?The new energy efficient light bulbs (Them ugly spiral things) make my husband get horrible migraines and make me dizzy and sick to my stomach. They just put them in at work and he has been sick since. Why are they outlawing safe bulbs for ones that hurt...
by Lena Welch 6 years ago
Do you have problems with fluorescent lights? If yes, what are they?
by Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago
Lethal Light Bulbs - Good for the Environment - Unsafe for Children and Us - Light Bulb BanDo you believe the new energy efficient light bulbs are lethal? Why or why not? What are your thoughts on removing children from a room with a broken mercury light bulb? How will this mandated change help or...
by tobey100 8 years ago
In trying to ignore the media, both left and right, and 'discover' what I can about this President, I came across a perfect example of the disarray and lack of direction characteristic of this administration. If it weren't so sad it'd be funny. As one of his first Presidential acts,...
by ngureco 8 years ago
Would Installation Of Fluorescent Lamps In Place Of Less Efficient Bulbs Earns You Carbon Credits?
by kirstenblog 6 years ago
How do you find the brightest super bright LED light bulbs? Watts and how long they last, how to undHow do you find the brightest super bright LED light bulbs? Watts and how long they last, how to understand it all?
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