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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-12-07 04:25 PM
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41. As an electrician,I have been around
huindreds if not thousands of broken flourescent bulbs without any ill effects.If they were a problem I would think they would be listed as a hazardous substance in the Material Safety Data Sheet Manuals I am required to keep on jobsites.
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  -Fluorescent Bulb Break Creates Costly Hassle TX-RAT  Apr-12-07 11:21 AM   #0 
  - I recommend reading the entire article. It is very informative. n/t  Dora   Apr-12-07 11:24 AM   #1 
  - Yes it was.  TX-RAT   Apr-12-07 11:28 AM   #2 
  - it showed me that there are some ubber paranoid people out there  LSK   Apr-12-07 11:32 AM   #5 
  - Two commercial fluorescent bulbs broke in a restaurant near where I  no_hypocrisy   Apr-12-07 11:30 AM   #3 
  - mercury poisoning is *no* joke  NormanYorkstein   Apr-12-07 11:43 AM   #7 
     - I did. First, my father, who was a physician.  no_hypocrisy   Apr-12-07 11:45 AM   #9 
  - The article shows how ignorance can create a lot of fear.  theoldman   Apr-12-07 11:31 AM   #4 
  - Wrong! Never use a vacuum for mercury spills.  TX-RAT   Apr-12-07 11:46 AM   #10 
  - It's not that simple  Whoa_Nelly   Apr-12-07 12:36 PM   #23 
  - you NEVER vacuum mercury.  uppityperson   Apr-12-07 01:52 PM   #34 
  - This was a very informative article.  myrna minx   Apr-12-07 11:41 AM   #6 
  - I used to play with mercury as a kid  murloc   Apr-12-07 11:43 AM   #8 
  - my parents specifically warned me about mercury in thermometers  NormanYorkstein   Apr-12-07 11:48 AM   #11 
  - I've played with mercury for years ... no dain bramage here  meegbear   Apr-12-07 11:49 AM   #12 
  - Yeah, we used to do that, too.  impeachdubya   Apr-12-07 11:52 AM   #14 
  - How is elemental mercury absorbed and metabolized?  Whoa_Nelly   Apr-12-07 12:45 PM   #26 
     - That's a relief.  impeachdubya   Apr-12-07 01:52 PM   #33 
     - Note: Magnesium suppliments help eliminate mercury by bonding with it. (nt)  w4rma   Apr-12-07 05:00 PM   #43 
  - I had a Dr. say that to me some 17-18 yrs ago..  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Apr-12-07 12:07 PM   #19 
  - my hubbies boss keeps a container  Maine-ah   Apr-12-07 01:43 PM   #30 
  - Actually,they have not put  conscious evolution   Apr-12-07 04:21 PM   #40 
  - As an electrician,I have been around  conscious evolution   Apr-12-07 04:25 PM   #41 
  - cool..  murloc   Apr-12-07 05:09 PM   #46 
  - My siblings and I also did so.  tblue37   Apr-12-07 05:54 PM   #48 
     - rub it into a penny and it would shine like a new dime, but only for a short while  madokie   Apr-13-07 06:18 PM   #57 
  - She can pull up the carpet  supernova   Apr-12-07 11:51 AM   #13 
  - She can pull up the carpet?  TX-RAT   Apr-12-07 11:56 AM   #16 
  - I had my carpets pulled up  supernova   Apr-12-07 12:15 PM   #21 
  - It cost us nothing  recoveringrepublican   Apr-12-07 01:52 PM   #35 
  - And what should she do with the mercury toxic vapors and dust from that pulled up carpet?  Whoa_Nelly   Apr-12-07 12:38 PM   #24 
     - I'm not convinced  supernova   Apr-12-07 01:53 PM   #36 
  - Why is there mercury in fluorescent bulbs?  yardwork   Apr-12-07 11:55 AM   #15 
  - From HowStuffWorks  magellan   Apr-12-07 11:58 AM   #17 
     - isn't phosphorus a carcinogen?  Maine-ah   Apr-12-07 01:47 PM   # 
        - Well, phosphorous is toxic  magellan   Apr-12-07 03:48 PM   #39 
  - Oh good grief  proud2Blib   Apr-12-07 11:58 AM   #18 
  - Hey, that's my local paper  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-12-07 12:10 PM   #20 
  - I do not know how dangerous a single fluorescent light bulb is but  jwirr   Apr-12-07 12:22 PM   #22 
  - I believe there still a few questions to be answered  TX-RAT   Apr-12-07 01:22 PM   #27 
  - Burning coal for electricity releases more mercury  NickB79   Apr-12-07 05:08 PM   #45 
  - I broke one of those spiral bulbs last week -- in my mom's kitchen...  LiberalHeart   Apr-12-07 12:38 PM   #25 
  - Attention - the amount of mercury in the small CFL bulbs is less than or = to ONE PERCENT of the  kath   Apr-12-07 01:32 PM   #28 
  - So what happens when all these CFL's end up in the landfill?? nt  Rosemary2205   Apr-12-07 01:47 PM   #31 
  - sorry, that was intended as a comment on the OP.  Rosemary2205   Apr-12-07 01:49 PM   #32 
  - They should be recycled  NickB79   Apr-12-07 05:10 PM   #47 
     - My county does not recycle them  rosesaylavee   Apr-13-07 08:55 AM   #50 
  - Isn't Mercury in it's gas state more harmful than in it's liquid?  TX-RAT   Apr-12-07 02:07 PM   #37 
     - More mercury is always more harmful than less mercury. (nt)  w4rma   Apr-12-07 05:02 PM   #44 
  - thanks TX-RAT  Maine-ah   Apr-12-07 01:37 PM   #29 
  - Yes this is a danger, and we need to be aware of it...  Solon   Apr-12-07 02:15 PM   #38 
  - 20 cans of tuna...  skids   Apr-12-07 04:50 PM   #42 
  - LEDs? Really? How cool! When will that be and what willt he savings in  GreenPartyVoter   Apr-13-07 09:38 AM   #52 
     - Two years.  skids   Apr-13-07 05:59 PM   #55 
  - All right, geniuses, how DO you clean up mercury?  tomreedtoon   Apr-13-07 12:26 AM   #49 
  - ..  Blue State Native   Apr-13-07 09:29 AM   #51 
  - Ok, see post 53. I agree about paranoia, but...!  Buzz Clik   Apr-13-07 09:53 AM   #54 
  - AHHHH! This is so silly!  Buzz Clik   Apr-13-07 09:47 AM   #53 
  - a little mercury never heard anyone, said the hatter to the rabbit  Gabi Hayes   Apr-13-07 06:05 PM   #56 

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