- Paraffin: The waste product of the petroleum industry and a major ingredient in most candles. Paraffin releases toluene and benzene when burned - two known carcinogenic chemicals (The fumes are likened to that of a diesel engine.)
- Fragrance: There is a reason why those prone to headaches cannot handle being in a room with strong candles. Artificial scents and dyes also release toxic chemicals into the air when burned. And those airborne chemicals have easy access to your body via your nose and mouth.
- The Wicks: This one may be shocking - the wicks of some candles also contain heavy metals like lead. When burned, these metals can also be airborne, ingested, and affecting your nervous system function.
While it's easy to reach for a candle to set the mood in a room (or cover up the smell of pets, kids, and life in general), they are proving to be a poor option in regards to your health. What's in a candle that makes them bad to burn?
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