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Energy Saving Light Bulbs Are Poisonous To The Brain, Nervous System, Liver, Kidneys And Heart

Styrene – People exposed to styrene are at a high risk of developing lymphohematopoietic cancers, such as leukemia and lymphoma.

 

They may also suffer from genetic damage to theis white blood cells, severely affecting their immune system. via National Toxicology Program

And if that’s not enough, researchers at Stony Brook University in New York studying CFL bulbs concluded “… [we] measured the amount of UV emissions and the integrity of each bulb’s phosphor coatings. Results revealed significant levels of UVC and UVA, which appeared to originate from cracks in the phosphor coatings, present in all CFL bulbs studied.” via NaturalSociety

These rays are potentially hazardous for both the eyes and skin. They also impact your immune system, damage your skin and interfere with your body’s production of vitamin D-3.

Emergency Protocol for Broken Energy Saving Light Bulbs

The EPA-recommended process for cleaning up broken bulbs is the following:

Precautions

  • Move everyone out of the room – including pets.
  • Let fresh air flow into the room for 10 minutes by opening all doors and windows.
  • Switch off heating and/or cooling systems.
     

Gather the following materials for the cleaning process:

  • Cardboard
  • Damp paper towels
  • Sticky tape
  • Glass jar with a metal lid

Cleaning Process

  • Avoid vacuuming because it can spread the vapors or powders of mercury.
  • Make sure to collect all the broken pieces of glass and powder. Large pieces can be scooped up using the cardboard whereas the tiny pieces of glass and powder can be removed by using the duct tape. The tape should be carefully placed into the glass jar.
  • Place all the cleaning materials into a sealed container.

Post-Cleaning

  • Place all the bulb pieces, powder and cleaning materials in a seal-able trash container for further disposal. Don’t leave any debris or cleaning material indoors.
  •  Contact your local government authorities to take the bulbs to the proper recycling facility.
  • Make sure to air out the room while keeping the heating and/or cooling systems off for a few hours.

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