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EPA Makes Cleanup Tips for Broken CFL Bulbs 'Much More Realistic'

CFLs are known to pose some risks when they break, and now the Environmental Protection Agency has revised guidelines for their safe disposal. CFLs, sold for as little as a dollar each, account for about 20% of bulbs sold in the United States, up from less than 2% in 2000, says a September 2010 Department of Energy report. EPA says consumers should properly dispose of CFLs by checking for local recycling places on Earth911's website, www.earth911.com A survey finds 72% of U.S. households use at least one CFL, compared with 82% that use incandescents and 27% using LEDs.

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