Incandescent light bulbs will soon be a thing of the past—compact florescent light bulbs (CFLs) are quickly becoming the new standard. With so many CFLs coming into America’s businesses and homes, it’s important to know how to dispose of them properly.
As you’ll learn in this video, CFLs should never be thrown in the trash. If taken to the landfill, the trace amounts of mercury contained in CFLs could enter the soil and water. Mercury exposure can be extremely harmful to fetuses, infants, and children, possibly causing birth defects and cognitive impairments. CFLs have to be sent to a facility that can safely recycle them. Find out how to locate a CFL recycling facility near you by watching this informative clip.
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