Be Aware of Uses of Scented Paraffin Candles as an Air Freshener !!

05 Mar

Scented and so-called aromatherapy candles appear to be no better at clearing the air. Traditional candles are made of paraffin wax, a petrochemical that is a by-product of the gasoline industry. And most of the scents are full of harmful chemicals. The black soot created from burning paraffin – and especially scented – candles is toxic. Soot particles are very small and are easily inhaled and deposited deep in the lungs. Despite laws against it, many candle wicks still contain lead, which is dispersed from burning candles. Lead is linked to impaired learning and brain damage in children.

According to the American Lung Association, “using slow burning paraffin candles cause poor indoor air quality, and a serious health concern.” The Asthma Society of Canada recommends that the very young, the elderly and those with respiratory diseases like asthma avoid exposure to candle soot.

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Posted by on March 5, 2013 in Holistic Therapies


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