Government necessities for transporting “perilous materials” are contained in Title 49 of the U.S. Spot Code of Government Controls. Particular bundling guidelines for shipment of articles containing mercury, including “mercury vapor tubes,” are contained in 49 C.F.R. Segment 173.164. As per 49 C.F.R. Area 173.164(b), the directions don’t have any significant bearing to bundles containing under 1 gram of mercury: “Made articles or contraptions, each containing not more than 100 mg (0.0035 ounce) of mercury and bundled so that the amount of mercury per bundle does not surpass 1 g (0.035 ounce) are not subject to the necessities of this subchapter.”
As per the EPA, a normal CFL contains 4 milligrams of mercury. (Source: USEPA Vitality Star July 2008) The Upper east Waste Administration Authorities’ Association expresses that about portion of the fluorescent lights fabricated by the significant lighting makers and sold in the Unified States contain 5 to 10 milligrams of mercury, while a quarter contain 10 to 50. Lights alluded to as “low-mercury” for the most part contain 3.5 to 4 milligrams of mercury.
Expecting the normal CFL or low-mercury light contains 4 milligrams of mercury for every light, bundles containing under 250 CFLs or low-mercury lights are excluded on the grounds that the bundle will contain under 1 gram of mercury (250 lights at 4 milligrams/light or .004 grams/light contain 1 gram of mercury). So also, bundles containing not exactly around 100-200 different sorts of lights will likewise be absolved. Nonetheless, even little amounts of mercury vapor can bring about wellbeing and security issues notwithstanding ascribing to ecological issues. Perused more about the dangers connected with mercury in the blog entry: What is Mercury and What are the Dangers? what’s more, perused the third post in this arrangement for extra data on the U.S. Speck control of fluorescent light transportation.
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