Burning Candles is Toxic

Researchers analyzed 25 popular fragranced consumer products, including air fresheners, deodorizers, room freshening plug-ins and candles. Some of these volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are classified as probable carcinogens with no safe exposure level, according to the EPA. Also, virtually none of the VOCs emitted from the products were listed on any product label or material safety data sheet. Even more concerning, about half of the products made some claim of being “organic,” “natural,” or “non-toxic.”

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NCBI GOV | INDOOR AIR QUALITY: Scented Products Emit a Bouquet of VOCs https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3018511/

NCBI GOV | Volatile Organic Compounds’ Impact on Indoor Air Quality https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/volatile-organic-compounds-impact-indoor-air-quality

MSN | New Study Finds Scented Candles and Air Fresheners Pose Dangerous Health Risks


WEB MD | Toxins in Burning Candles, Candle Wicks, and Incense http://bit.ly/1ROvXHJ

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN | Some candles emit potentially dangerous levels of lead http://bit.ly/1PGCD84

YAHOO NEWS | Scented candles release as many harmful toxins as cigarettes http://bit.ly/1STaTBq

EWG | Fragrance Toxins http://bit.ly/1VocigS

KEEPER OF THE HOME | Toxins in Candles: Sad, But True http://bit.ly/1Jv2Xml