Fluorescent light bulbs are one of the more efficient types of bulbs available, but they also contain toxic chemicals such as mercury. Mercury can cause a wide variety of health problems in humans ranging from hindered development to death. Fluorescent bulbs are often long, skinny bulbs or tubes that may be found in garages or work areas. Compact fluorescents are widely used throughout households. These should always be brought to the fluorescent shed to ensure proper recycling.
For more information, contact Superintendent Gordon Martin at 781-235-7600 x 3340, or visit the RDF website at: www.wellesleyma.gov
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