Information on Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs and Mercury

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Switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs is an effective, simple way to use less electricity in your home and prevent greenhouse gas emissions. Energy Star qualified CFLs use up to 75% less energy than an incandescent light bulb. However, CFLS do contain trace amounts of mercury. Download this fact sheet for information on CFLs and mercury contained in the bulb.

  • Benefits of CFLs
  • Desposing of CFLs
  • Broken CFL-clean up steps

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