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 What kind of mercury is in compact fluorescent bulbs?

Answer Compact fluorescent light bulbs contain small amounts of mercury in the form of fine powder and vapor. While mercury itself is quite dangerous, the amount of mercury found in a single fluorescent l... Read More »
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Why do compact fluorescent bulbs contain mercury?

Compact fluorescent bulbs contain mercury because it's one of the essential ingredients in the bulb that allows it to create the light we see.Mercury VaporMercury and another gas called argon resid... Read More »
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What Is CFL in Compact Fluorescent Bulbs?

CFL is an abbreviation for compact fluorescent light bulbs. These light bulbs are very energy efficient, requiring less than a third of the energy an incandescent light bulb requires to produce the... Read More »
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What are the disadvantages of compact fluorescent light bulbs over incandescent light bulbs?

Perhaps the greatest disadvantage is the issue of disposing of the fluorescent bulbs after they burn out. The fluorescent bulbs contain a small amount of mercury vapor so dumping them in a landfill... Read More »
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Are compact fluorescent bulbs bad for you?

On One Hand: CFLs Contain Small Traces of Mercury.Compact fluorescent bulbs contain small amounts of mercury, which is a neurotoxin. Though touching an intact bulb or reading by its light will not ... Read More »
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