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Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Fluorescent Bulbs and Mercury

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Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) use less energy than incandescent bulbs and are becoming a more popular way to light up homes and businesses in Wisconsin.  However, CFLs and other fluorescent lamps contain small amounts of mercury and these used lamps need to be properly disposed.  The US Environmental Protection Agency and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources provide useful resources for consumers and businesses on the clean up of broken bulbs and the proper way to dispose of used bulbs.

For further information for the clean up of broken bulbs and the proper way to dispose of used bulbs:

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Last Revised:  July 25, 2013