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  1. Airborne Mercury in a Room from a Broken Fluorescent Lamp - An Interactive Model. This spreadsheet model was constructed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and used to estimate the amount of time it would take for the mercury vapors from a fluorescent lamp broken in a home to clear from a typical room. See the Department's paper Remediation of Indoor Airborne Mercury Released from Broken Fluorescent Lamps (June 2007). This interactive model allows you to vary the model inputs, e.g., volume of the room, ambient air mercury concentration, fan flow rate, to evaluate different scenarios than those selected by the Department.
  2. Best Management Practices for Reducing and Managing Mercury in Florida Medical Facilities: Field Testing, January - July 1999, December 1999.
  3. Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy - Mercury Thermometers
  4. Guidance on the Management of Mercury-Contaminated Wastes Generated from a Broken Mercury-Containing Lamp or Device Spill Cleanup
  5. Guidelines for Cleaning up Broken Fluorescent Lamps
  6. Managing Discarded Mercury-Containing Devices (MCDs) in Florida: A Fact Sheet for Florida Businesses and Government Agencies.
  7. Managing Spent Fluorescent and High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps: A Fact Sheet for Florida Businesses and Government Facilities.
  8. Mercury and Your Health from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
  9. Mercury in Florida's Medical Facilities: Issues and Alternatives, December 1997.
  10. Mercury Reduction in Florida's Medical Facilities: Improving the Management of Mercury-Bearing Medical Wastes, December 1998.
  11. Press Release on Use and Recycling of Compact Fluorescent Lamps, July 12, 2007.
  12. Public Health Hazards from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
  13. Remediation of Indoor Airborne Mercury Released from Broken Fluorescent Lamps (June 2007). This peer-reviewed paper models the dynamics of airborne mercury potentially released from a compact fluorescent lamp and a four foot straight fluorescent lamp in the event of breakage in a typical room in a home. When the broken lamp is cleaned up using DEP's Guidelines for Cleaning up Broken Fluorescent Lamps and a fan is used to increase ventilation through an open window, the room should have the same concentration of mercury as outdoor air and be ready for re-occupancy and normal use within 30 minutes for a broken compact fluorescent and 45 minutes for a broken four foot straight fluorescent lamp.
  14. Universal Waste Program and Rule.

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