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Be very, very careful with the broken CFL glass - cut you finger on it and you may loose the finger. Cut your hand and you could loose your life.

OF COURSE WE MUST ALL COMPLY - Of course being good citizens we will all follow the instructions on the disposal of broken compact flourescent bulbs provided to us by our consumer friendly government here. For example, just one of 6 pages requires: Download and print instructions Before Cleanup Have people and pets leave the room. Air out the room for 5-10 minutes by opening a window or door to the outdoor environment. Shut off the central forced air heating/air-conditioning [...] 08/01

The Dangers of CFL light bulbs and how to dispose of them properly if they break....Although it sounds like a miniscule amount – 4 to 5 milligrams – there is enough mercury in just one fluorescent light bulb to contaminate 6,000 gallons of water.