Wednesday, August 20, 2008

CF Bulbs: The Downside

There are many positives for CF bulbs (compact fluorescent--the curly ones), though there is one downside: the trace amounts of mercury. Mercury is a toxic element, and is very harmful to the environment. If you have burned-out CF bulbs, you can return them to the place that you purchased them. They will properly dispose of them there. Break a CF bulb? There are some guidelines that you must follow! Read here to see the guidelines that has given.


Anonymous said...

This link is helpful for the proper disposal of the CFL bulbs. Ikea also takes these bulbs back if you bring them to a store.

Anonymous said...

Here's a great article on CFL's!