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The dangers of mercury in CFLs and other fluorescent bulbs has been sensationalized in some news sources. The main health risk associated with mercury is the vapor released when it is heated or if a large quantity is sitting around evaporating into the air for some reason. Very little mercury is absorbed by your body if you swallow a small amount of ...


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Modern flourescent fittings, compact or otherwise, have a small amount of mercury vapour in them. This will have escaped when the fitting broke. You may have breathed an infinitesimally small amount of it in. This amount of vapour is so small, that any possible effects are negligible. As there was no liquid mercury in the fitting, there's not anything to ...


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