Fluorescent bulbs to be banned from 2023 in Switzerland - News Summed Up

Fluorescent bulbs to be banned from 2023 in Switzerland


From August 2023 it will be illegal to sell fluorescent tube bulbs in Switzerland, reported RTS. Phasing out these bulbs to reduce the amount of toxic mercury in circulation makes sense now that more energy efficient LED lighting is available. Mercury poisoning symptoms include muscle weakness, poor coordination, numbness in the hands and feet, skin rashes, anxiety, memory problems, trouble speaking, trouble hearing, or trouble seeing. The english term that refers to a crazy person being “as mad as a hatter” is thought to relate to mercury poisoning. No mercury is released when fluorescent bulbs are intact, but vapour and small beads of mercury can be released when a bulb is broken so it important to dispose of the bulbs carefully.


Source: Le News May 20, 2022 21:18 UTC



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