Thursday, October 28, 2010

Safe Fluorescent Lamp Packaging: Protecting Against Harmful Mercury Vapor

On average, CFLs and fluorescent lamps contain about 4 milligrams of mercury. Mercury is dangerous and can be a threat to our safety and health when exposed to it. It is important for consumers to take the necessary precautions when handling, storing or transporting used or broken lamps to protect themselves against any potential harm from released mercury vapor.

According to a study conducted by the University of Minnesota, there is only one proven packaging configuration that effectively contains mercury vapor from broken fluorescent lamps below permissible workplace exposure levels, as defined by state and federal authorities. This configuration consists of an outer cardboard layer, a bag to contain the mercury vapor and an inner layer of cardboard to prevent broken glass from puncturing the bag.

Brad Buscher
Chairman and CEO
VaporLok Products LLC

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing it.
    A good mercury vapour lamp should have no disposal issues as it comes with stable intensity & wide range of wavelengths, etc. You can purchase a lamp at cost effective price with a LED wavelength array. Moreover, such mercury vapour lamp supports s cool –down period and no warm strokes. Therefore, it is 100% safe for human health and no repetition is required.

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