Remember, being a responsible parent one must start teaching one's children about saving the planet from a very early age.<quoted text>
Yeah - just great!
EPA has issued procedures for cleaning up a broken CF bulb reducing the time required by 15 minutes - now down to 8 hours to clean up.
The 3-page procedure indicates that the most hazardous period is the first few minutes just after the breakage when the mercury vapor is released into the air - while you are reading the cleanup procedure.
Teach by example; Every table lamp in the baby's room must use an energy saving CFL bulb. Understanding that if the lamp tips over and the bulb breaks, you, as a prepared parent will review (now only 3 pages long) "the hazmat" cleanup instructions and follow the procedures outlined.
If, by chance the crib is in a room with carpet... Disregard the above advice, evacuate the room immediately and call your local Fire department's "Hazardous Waste Mitigation Response Team".
Remember, together, we can save our planet.