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Ministry of Health comment on CFLs and mercury poisoning

Peter Griffin posted in on July 24th, 2008.

Sally Gilbert, Manager, Environmental and Border Health, commented today on the risk of mercury poisoning from energy-saving lightbulbs; “The public health risk from energy-saving light bulbs only exists when the bulbs break and release small amounts of mercury in the environment (ie the mercury cannot escape from an intact lamp). The amount of mercury in […]

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