Release of mercury from broken fluorescent bulbs.

  title={Release of mercury from broken fluorescent bulbs.},
  author={Michael L. Aucott and Michael McLinden and Michael Winka},
  journal={Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association},
  volume={53 2},
Mercury is a persistent, bioaccumulative toxin. Although the primary human exposure is from ingestion of fish contaminated with methyl mercury (HgCH3), exposures to elemental mercury vapor and mercury compounds via inhalation and dermal contact may also occur. Fluorescent bulbs contain mercury. Estimates of the amount of this mercury released when the bulbs are discarded and broken have varied widely. A new method was developed for measuring mercury released from broken bulbs. With the… CONTINUE READING
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