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Re: LF: Re: "RF"-chokes

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Subject: Re: LF: Re: "RF"-chokes
From: "M. J. Powell" <[email protected]>
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2003 10:32:59 +0100
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In message <[email protected]>, Hugh <[email protected]> writes
Good idea Urban,

But do be careful that the glass doesn't break while prising the plastic
base apart. You could get a bad cut, if holding the glass in one hand and
the screwdriver in the other. Also the tube contains mercury vapour so don't
breathe the gas if it does break (I don't know what the phosphor powder is
made of, but it's probably nasty too!)
I remember reading in an electrical journal many years ago that the
powder in fluorescent tubes is very dangerous, particularly if you get
some in an open cut. The wound festers and will never heal. That's why
disposing of old fluorescent tubes should be done very carefully.

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