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toxicity of florescent tube gas leak

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Switched on a florescent tube @ work and a load of white gas poured out. What is the gas and how safe is it to work in that room? Read More
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3m, 4d agoPosted 3 months, 4 days ago
Switched on a florescent tube @ work and a load of white gas poured out. What is the gas and how safe is it to work in that room?
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3m, 4d agoPosted 3 months, 4 days ago
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#1
if your not dead yet your probably going to die within the next 100 years...
#2
depending on the age of the tube , it would probably contain mercury which isnt good for your health, im guessing there wasnt any covers over the tubes either to prevent this
#3
No filter if that's what you mean
#4
The powder not gas I think you are referring to is phosphor. The amount of mercury in a tube is minimal. 30 years ago when disposing of blown tubes we used to have to smash them first. We also used to play with mercury at school and flick it around a table. Nnnnever did me any mrah. Don't worry about it.
#5

Just a small amount of Mercury then.
Happened half an hour ago so should be OK now
#6
liamf12
The powder not gas I think you are referring to is phosphor. The amount of mercury in a tube is minimal. 30 years ago when disposing of blown tubes we used to have to smash them first. We also used to play with mercury at school and flick it around a table. Nnnnever did me any mrah. Don't worry about it.

Okay so no real danger from phosphorus
#7
One exploded about 12 years ago when I was walking under it and I'm still heeeerrrr arghhhhh......
#8
Long term exposure is not good; but from a single incident,...... just dont eat it.
#9
****, a light has blown, initiate standard company protocols, Smithy, you evacuate everyone from the building. Trotter, post on a deal website to find out when it's safe to return.

Well done men, disaster averted!
#10
When you say gas, do you really mean powder?
#11
It was white and dense and floated so could of been powder or gas.
Powder didn't drop out.
Not inspected it to see if cracked just left it.
#12
This happened to me and a colleague at work. Nothing has ever come of it. This is us at last years Christmas party.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CTKa3EJWsAACLDK.jpg

Edited By: TreeMunky on Jan 23, 2017 11:42
#13
If you got some of the powder on your face, doubt you'll have time to get your affairs in order.
If I were you I would empty my bank account and head to the nearest pub. X)

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