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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