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Beware of scented candles

15 December, 2011 , ,

Cinnamon apple or pumpkin spice scented candles may evoke the holiday season for some, but for others, these airborne fragrances trigger allergy symptoms — from runny, itchy noses and sneezing, to asthma attacks.

A study presented at the latest annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) provided evidence that many room deodorizers and scented candles emit potentially dangerous VOCs, or Volatile Organic Compounds, which are chemicals that exist as gas or vapor at room temperature. These include formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, limonene, alcohol and esters.

Good old times beeswax candles don’t cause any of those problems. Beeswax candles can be on the expensive side – at least in comparison to “regular” paraffin candles. But beeswax actually burns slower, so you’ll get more for your money than if you opted for the cheaper versions. Plus, the potential for better respiratory health is well worth the few extra cents.

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One Response to “Beware of scented candles”

December 29, 2011 at 10:41 am, Candles by Mia Bella said:

You’ve got great insights about Candles, keep up the good work!

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