Question - What heavy metal hazard is at issue in the fluorescent lamp recycling industry?
Answer- The cited article notes “One of the main issues in the fluorescent lamp recycling sector is the mercury contamination of output fractions and occupational exposure associated with recycling operations.” As a consequence workers in this industry may be at risk for exposure to, and toxicity from, mercury. (Lecler MT et al. Improving the work environment in the fluorescent lamp recycling sector by optimizing mercury elimination. 2018 Waste Management 76:250-260)