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5 reasons you should consider avoiding burning scented candles

Published on Jan 09, 2024 04:27 PM IST
  • Scented candles are a common obsession, but they can harm your health. Here are reasons to avoid burning them.
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Scented candles are widely used to create ambiance and add fragrance to indoor spaces. However, there is a debate about their impact on health. Some argue that scented candles release potentially harmful toxins, while others claim that the levels of these toxins are not significant enough to pose a health risk. Nevertheless, choosing to stop burning scented candles can offer various benefits. Here are some key reasons to consider avoiding scented candles in your home. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 09, 2024 04:27 PM IST

Scented candles are widely used to create ambiance and add fragrance to indoor spaces. However, there is a debate about their impact on health. Some argue that scented candles release potentially harmful toxins, while others claim that the levels of these toxins are not significant enough to pose a health risk. Nevertheless, choosing to stop burning scented candles can offer various benefits. Here are some key reasons to consider avoiding scented candles in your home. (Unsplash)

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Health Risks: Scented candles can release harmful chemicals like formaldehyde and benzene when burned, which can negatively impact indoor air quality and respiratory health. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 09, 2024 04:27 PM IST

Health Risks: Scented candles can release harmful chemicals like formaldehyde and benzene when burned, which can negatively impact indoor air quality and respiratory health. (Unsplash)

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Allergies and Sensitivities: The fragrances in scented candles can trigger allergies and sensitivities in some individuals, leading to symptoms like headaches, dizziness, and nausea. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Allergies and Sensitivities: The fragrances in scented candles can trigger allergies and sensitivities in some individuals, leading to symptoms like headaches, dizziness, and nausea. (Unsplash)

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Environmental Impact: Most scented candles are made from paraffin wax, a petroleum by-product that releases toxins when burned. Additionally, the production and disposal of these candles can contribute to environmental pollution. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Environmental Impact: Most scented candles are made from paraffin wax, a petroleum by-product that releases toxins when burned. Additionally, the production and disposal of these candles can contribute to environmental pollution. (Unsplash)

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Fire Hazard: If not used properly, scented candles can pose a fire hazard, especially in homes with pets or children. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Fire Hazard: If not used properly, scented candles can pose a fire hazard, especially in homes with pets or children. (Unsplash)

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Sustainable Alternatives: Opting for natural beeswax or soy candles with essential oils can provide a safer and more eco-friendly alternative to traditional scented candles.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Sustainable Alternatives: Opting for natural beeswax or soy candles with essential oils can provide a safer and more eco-friendly alternative to traditional scented candles.(Unsplash)

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