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Fluorescent Bulbs

Fluorescent Bulbs

Clean Up/Spills

Fluorescent light bulbs contain a small amount of mercury sealed within the glass tubing. This mercury does not pose a risk when the bulbs are used. When a fluorescent bulb breaks, some of this mercury is released as mercury vapor. The broken bulb can continue to release mercury vapor until it is cleaned up and removed. Please visit our Web page on what to do when a fluorescent bulb breaks.


  Broken fluorescent bulb
Fluorescent bulbs can be recycled, and we encourage you to recycle these bulbs. To learn more, please visit our Web page on recycling fluorescent bulbs.
EPA Energy Star Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) Information (pdf)


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