Broken compact fluorescent bulb
February 27, 2008 2:07 AM Subscribe
I broke a compact fluorescent light bulb in my bedroom. Rudimentary cleanup, but I'm must
go to bed, and my husband's already asleep in there. I saw the scary "leave the room for 15 minutes" mercury warnings on the government cleanup page. Anybody know the science? How bad is this?
Some shards in the carpet. I've cleaned up the shards I could, probably still dust in the carpet; I've opened a window. Suggestions for more cleanup in the morning? Range of "how bad is this"? If it's bad, what will happen (what should we watch for)? No kids or pets involved.