Will your insurance pay for compact fluorescent light bulb mercury cleanup?

Compact fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury, a dangerous neurotoxin. The amount of mercury is large enough that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has published instructions on how to safely clean up a broken CFL bulb.

Russell Longcore writes at BestArticle.com:

If you break a CFL bulb, you’ll likely find that the proper cleanup could be very costly. And you’ll likely find that there is NO COVERAGE in your property insurance policy. Most policies have environmental cleanup exclusions. Even if your home is damaged by a tornado, hurricane or fire, the broken bulbs could cause you to incur thousands of dollars in environmental cleanup costs that your insurance policy will EXCLUDE.

If you have to clean up after even one broken CFL bulb, the cleanup costs will probably exceed a lifetime of the promised energy savings from using these dangerous contraptions.


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  1. What Are the Advantages of Purchasing LED Light Bulbs?
    Author: admin | Category: Home Appliancess

    Today we are more aware of the fact that the lighting in our homes is having on the environment. And why many of us choose to replace the traditional light bulbs in the house if they come with LED lights instead. Initially you need to spend much more information about these lamps, but as you soon discover that this investment is actually a very sensible thing to do.

    Unlike traditional LED lights when it comes to their own realities have a long term professional life. There are a number of LED bulbs now available can produce up to 200,000 hours of light. It is generally accepted that these bulbs must be replaced after they were produced approximately 50,000 hours of light. Whereas, when it comes to bulbs, you will find that in general must be replaced after only used for about 1000 hours.


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