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What precautions should I take when using CFLs in my home? Follow

Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs (CFLs) are made of glass and can break if dropped or roughly handled. Be careful when removing the bulb from its packaging, installing it, or replacing it. Always screw and unscrew the lamp by its base (not the glass), and never forcefully twist the CFL into a light socket. Because CFLs contain a small amount of mercury, follow EPA's clean-up recommendations if a CFL breaks in your home . Used CFLs should be  disposed of properly.

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