Energy Saving Bulbs!

My friend sent me an email with lots of info about Energy Saving Bulbs!

The email gives warnings such as:

“These type of bulbs which are called Energy Saving or low Energy bulbs, if  broken, cause serious danger! So much so, that everybody MUST leave the room for at least 15 minutes.

Because it contains Mercury (poisonous) which cause migraine, disorientation, imbalances and different other health problems while inhalation.

And people with allergies, causes them severe skin condition and other diseases just by touching this substance or inhaling it.

Also the ministry warned about NOT cleaning the debris of the broken bulb with the vacuum cleaner, because it would spread the contamination to other rooms in the house while using the vacuum cleaner again.

It must be cleaned with a normal broom or brush and be kept in a sealed bag and thrown right away from the house in a bin for hazardous materials.”

I remember Mark posted about those bulbs before! As a matter of fact he got upset with my comments and called me paranoid + asked me to stop spreading my paranoia!! LOL!! I was just trying to tell everyone its dangerous!!

Well anyway…. given the info mentioned above about the energy saving bulbs, where do we take dead/expired bulbs to, so the mercury doesnt seep into the earth landfills?

Thanks Abdulla N.M. 😉

7 responses to “Energy Saving Bulbs!

  1. I didn’t get upset, I just called you paranoid. This is what I had posted:

    ———
    So people are not scared off or mislead, please take note.

    ALL fluorescent lamps contain traces of mercury including those long cylinder fluorescent lamps that everyone uses.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Energy_saving_bulb#Mercury_emissions

    So no need to freak out, its very common. If somehow the bulb breaks just scoop it up and throw it away. No need to lick it and rub it all over your body.
    ———

    So again don’t be paranoid, stop licking light bulbs (they’re not good for you) and make sure you dispose of them safely when they break.

    • I am not being paranoid, I am being careful 🙂 Plus we need to know about such things such as where to dispose expired bulbs!

      Your second reply to me on that post was to stop spreading paranoia and keep it to myself, I thought you were upset. Thats all 🙂

      Cheers!

  2. Thanx for the info 🙂

  3. loooooooooooooool the first comment haha

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