Lamp Replacement: What to Do with the Sticks?

In planning for retrofit bulbs, if you think of everything, in which LED use, what color, what size, position, watts, etc. But one thing that goes unnoticed and is very important, is what to do with the lamps replaced. Fluorescent lamps, have in your interior, a heavy metals harmful to health and the environment: the mercury.

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The biggest problem happens when the substance is inhaled, which can cause neurological disorders and even hidrargirismo (intoxication that causes coughing, chest pains and other more serious problems).

On environmental issues, when the mercury is dumped irregularly in rivers, for example, he volatiza and passes into the atmosphere, causing likely contaminated rain. Can also happen from micro-organisms absorb the mercury, making it organic instead of metal. Aquatic animals and plants can retain the mercury and thus contaminate the environment with no chance of eradication.
In case of breakage, it is important to follow a few steps:

Before cleaning: ventilation

  1. Take people and domestic animals in the environment and do not move it to the affected area.
  2. open a window and leave the room for at least 15 minutes.
  3. If you have air conditioning, turn it off during this period.

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Step-by-step cleaning (if the floor is smooth)

  1. Remove pieces of glass and dust with paper and place it in a plastic or glass container (with lid).
  2. Use duct tape to remove smaller pieces of the floor and furniture.
  3. wipe the area clean with damp paper towel (or baby wipes). Discard this paper and tape together with the shards of glass.

Step-by-step cleaning (carpet or rug)

  1. Remove pieces of glass and dust with paper and put them in a plastic or glass container (with lid).
  2. Use duct tape to remove smaller pieces of the floor and furniture.
  3. If necessary, use the vacuum cleaner to remove pieces remaining.
  4. Take the vacuum bag and throw it inside the packaging where are the remains of the lamp.

Lamp Replacement What to Do with the Sticks

What to do with the leftovers?

  1. place the material gathered outside the House in a dump protected and separated from normal waste.
  2. wash your hands when you finish cleaning.
  3. connect to a recycling station to remove debris
    It is wise to look for recycling stations, where professionals can do proper detoxification of the lamp, so being able to discard it without any risk to both the environment and for health.

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