After a hard day’s work, it is not surprising to want to get home for a bit of relaxation. You take off the coat, put on Netflix and turn on one of the scented candles that you have purchased this Christmas. Your body relaxes, but in a matter of 15 minutes, a cough takes hold of you and you are not able to control it.
You look around searching for the source of your scratchy when your eyes are fixed on the flickering flame of the candle. You’re not sure, but turn off the candle, and putting them outside and like magic, your cough disappears.
Are scented candles a danger to your health?
Scented candles are one of the star products during the holiday season. A perfect accent to accompany your gift or a whole basket full of them. What few are asking is what is dangerous and harmful in its appealing scent.
Despite the fact that your candlelight favorites as they have become a necessity for you, can take you straight to the hospital. Each candle contains between 3,000 and 5,000 chemical various to get their unique aroma. This is the smell that may be making you sick.
Many of these chemicals are identified by the USEPA (environmental protection agency of the united States) as potentially harmful and what makes these candles so deadly is the amount of these chemicals that have. Each time you turn on a, fill the air of your house with chemicals, such as paraffin, which is a product with a petroleum base.
“A person who light a candle every day or on a regular basis, the inhalation of these chemicals in the air can contribute to the development of diseases like cancer, common allergies and even asthma“.
Paraffin candles are just as harmful to your lungs as the damage caused by passive smoking, and contain the same toxic agents found in the combustion of diesel fuel.
Your pets don’t get off lightly
In addition to feel a deep rejection by the strong smell of the candles, your dog or cat may suffer injury, you would be for these chemicals, as their system is not immune to them. If you want to have a long and healthy life, as well as that of your pets, look at the composition of the candles the next time that you buy one.