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What's a little mercury when you're saving the environment

By Leila Marie Lawler ( articles ) | Feb 27, 2008

Yesterday's Globe carried a rather sinister note on how to deal with one of those twisty compact fluorescent bulbs in case it breaks.

Apparently, this isn't one of those events you should just snooze through, especially if you are an infant, child, pregnant woman, or pet. If you don't happen to have a hazmat suit handy, you'll just have to study the procedure to get it right, and Lord knows the back of the box never mentioned leaving the area for 15 minutes before you even get started with cleanup.

A friend comments:

They forgot to add, "discard any children, infants, pregnant women, or pets who were contaminated during this process."

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