Can Scented Candles Kill? #2 of 3
Scents bypass our sense. If it smells good, it’s good. If it smells bad, it’s bad. That seems to make sense until you think it through.
Many things, like cod liver oil, are good for you and it doesn’t smell very good… While many
Today the Daily Mail (of course) has a very thorough rundown of the dangers posed by scented candles. You may think you’re just covering your tracks in the bathroom, but certain candles, “produce smoke laced with almost as many toxins as those produced by cigarettes.”
Cheap candles are usually made of paraffin wax, rather than harmless beeswax or soy, and can produce various volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Scented candles often contain synthetic fragrances or dyes that produce harmful particles when heated. Cored wicks, which contain metal or paper, can produce soot containing particles of zinc, tin, lead and cadmium.
A recent study also found that candle can give off carcinogens and chemicals that cause asthma attacks. From the Daily Mail:
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