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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Avoiding Mercury Exposure from Fluorescent Bulbs

Avoiding Mercury Exposure from Fluorescent Bulbs

Metallic mercury poses health risks from inhalation and skin exposure. Tubular or compact fluorescent bulbs contain small amounts of the metal mercury sealed inside. If fluorescent bulbs are broken, small amounts of mercury will be released into the environment. Proper cleanup will reduce workers' exposure to the low levels of mercury anticipated when a fluorescent bulb is accidentally broken.


Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)

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Fact sheet/checklist

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