If broken in an infant's room, the baby is unnecessarily exposed to mercury at a very early and vulnerable age.
Using full-spectrum incandescent bulbs is the best way to light your home and business, keep yourself healthy and balanced. Full-spectrum lighting supports healthy hormone balance, improves vision, learning AND is proven to reduce dental cavities! Used in schools and workplaces, extensive research has shown improved health, less absenteeism, increased productivity and mental alertness, and improved test scores. Soft-white fluorescent bulbs have proven to contribute to anxiety, depression, hyper-activity, and other stress-related difficulties. Try full-spectrum incandescent bulbs in your family room and bedroom - you will 'see' and 'feel' the difference! They are warm, easy on the eye and comforting. Full-spectrum incandescent, not CFLs - a CFL is a CFL - contains mercury. Keep those incandescent bulbs in your home. They last for years. Order online - it's worthwhile. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=are-compact-fluorescent-lightbulbs-dangerous