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CFLs and Mercury

A CFL contains a small amount of mercury, so it is important to be extremely careful if one breaks! Follow these instructions.

It’s important to note that the amount of mercury in a CFL is far less than what would be released by burning coal to power a regular incandescent lamp!

Chart showing mercury from power emissions


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