I broke a CFL! How do I safely clean it up?
EPA Tips: Cleaning up a Broken CFL
The EPA provides a detailed list of tips and cleanup instructions to help you safely dispose of a broken CFL in your home. The list is widely considered to be the go-to resource for safe CFL cleanup and disposal.
But if you’ve broken a CFL in the past and did not follow these instructions, the EPA assures you, “Don’t be alarmed; these steps are only precautions that reflect best practices for cleaning up a broken CFL.”
Make note of the following cleanup instructions in case you ever break a bulb again, but don’t stress about exposure from a prior cleanup. READ MORE FROM EARTH911.COM.