TITLE

Mercury disposal sole health concern with fluorescent lights

AUTHOR(S)
Kondro, Wayne
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/17/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 2, p136
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on proper disposal of mercury from fluorescent lights. The average compact fluorescent bulb contains 5 milligrams of mercury. The report says that clean-up and disposal of broken fluorescent bulbs shouldn't pose any health risk, provided that recommended procedure are followed. It also mentions that the more problematic health issue surrounding mercury and fluorescent bulbs lies in their disposal, such that when dumped at landfills and leach out into the water supply.
ACCESSION #
25627569

 

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