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Re: Mercury in fluorescent tubes

>> Could someone post a scientific reference as to the presence of Mercury
>> in common fluorescent tubes?

Call the tube manufacturers.

There is a small amount of mercury in the tube which becomes a low pressure
gas. The ionization of the mercury gas by electrical current produces
ultraviolet light which then pumps the phosphor coating on the inside of
the envelope. It is this phosphor coating that gives the tube its color.