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Lol. That pic is so funny I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry .

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nah your fine, ive broken several
That's good to know. Did you die afterward?
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CFL's also contain mercury and how often do you hear about people getting mercury poisoning from them? The EPA guidelines for cleaning up bulbs with mercury will tell you to open up windows in the room it broke in and run a fan for fifteen minutes. They will also tell you to wear gloves and a mask when cleaning it up. However, the vast majority of people out there will have no issues whatsoever, regardless of how they clean it up. (unless they plan on using their tongue in the process )

The only time you should really worry is when:
  • It was broken in an area frequented by young children, the elderly, or people with weakened immune systems. (e.g. cancer, blood infections, etc) Even then, follow EPA guidelines and you'll be fine.
  • You broke a crate of them (Again, follow EPA guidelines and you should be fine)
  • You break them on a regular basis and are lazy with the cleanup process(regular small amounts of mercury will build up over time)

In other words, you have nothing to worry about.
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"In other words, you have nothing to worry about."

Unless you used your tongue...
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