Mercury disposal sole health concern with fluorescent lights
- Numerical study on xenon positive column discharges of mercury-free lamp. Ouyang, Jiting; He, Feng; Miao, Jinsong; Wang, Jianqi; Hu, Wenbo // Journal of Applied Physics;2/15/2007, Vol. 101 Issue 4, p043303
In this paper, the numerical study has been performed on the xenon positive column discharges of mercury-free fluorescent lamp. The plasma discharge characteristics are analyzed by numerical simulation based on two-dimensional fluid model. The effects of cell geometry, such as the dielectric...
- Turning out the lights on mercury pollution. Szivos, Frank // E: The Environmental Magazine;Nov/Dec96, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p21
Points out mercury pollution stemming from discarded fluorescent light bulbs. Hazardous release of mercury through careless disposal of fluorescent bulbs; Accumulation of toxins in living tissues.
- Fluorescent lamp recycling system. // EC&M Electrical Construction & Maintenance;Jul2006, Vol. 105 Issue 7, p23
The article evaluates Mercury Waste Solutions Inc.'s fluorescent lamp recycling system and offers information on the product's online tracking feature and benefits.
- Help the Earth, prevent mercury leaks. Starzee, Bernadette // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);7/18/2008, Vol. 55 Issue 35, p24A
The article reports on the research conducted by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Long Island Power Authority to prevent mercury leaks in Long Island, New York. These institutions are working...
- NEMA Publishes Limits on Mercury Content in Self-ballasted CFLs. // Lighting Design & Application;Sep2008, Vol. 38 Issue 9, p21
The article provides information on the LL 8-2008 "Limits on Mercury Content in Self-ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps" published by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). It was published as a result of discussions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The...
- EFFECTS OF USING FLUORESCENT AND COMPACT FLUORESCENT LAMPS ON ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH-A CRITICAL VIEW. IQBAL, ATIF; KHANDAKAR, AMITH; ISLAM, MOHAMMAD SHAFIUL; AHMAD, NASSER BASHEER // Journal on Future Engineering & Technology;May-Jul2015, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p28
Wide spread adoption of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) as lighting lamps in residential and industrial sectors are posing challenges to the environment and also carries some health issues and risks. This paper presents a critical overview on related environmental factors and health risks due...
- Compact fluorescent light bulbs. // Good Housekeeping;Jun94, Vol. 218 Issue 6, p12
Provides information on compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). Advantages in savings and energy conservation; Answers to questions; Comparison of six brands; Where and where not to use CFLs.
- Q: How do the new fluorescent lightbulbs work? Robertson, Bill // Science & Children;Dec2009, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p54
The article provides an answer to a question of how the lightbulbs of fluorescent works.
- Radial-saw light. Horton, Terry // Popular Science;Nov81, Vol. 219 Issue 5, p122
The article suggests lighting up the area around one's radial-arm saw by mounting an 18-inch fluorescent tube on the saw arm.