Is it the potential danger of scented candles enough to no longer enjoy their tempting smell?
Sweet vanilla, chocolate, apple and cinnamon scents sure put up a magical atmosphere, but what really lies behind this alluring screen? A new study claims: a health hazard!
|Their soothing scent could be the bane of your existence!|
The results of the latest survey showed that common products such as scented candles and all kinds of scented air fresheners like gels can be very harmful. The researchers concluded that long-term exposure to these products can lead to the development of tumors, lung damage and asthma. Not only that, their chemical composition can transform the structure of DNA.
If you are among those who like to enjoy the aura of scented candles, you will be shocked by the fact that smells like the one that is reminiscent of incense in candles can cause cancerous mutations in DNA. Chemicals in these candles can be slipped into your lungs and cause severe reactions. The fragrances are toxic, even more than, for example, tobacco products.
Air fresheners in turn may be associated with asthma and disruption of hormones. Part of the research has shown that such fresheners can contain high levels of formaldehyde, which in turn can cause cancer of the throat and nose.
Research of the International Journal of Public Health in 2013 showed that pregnant women who were exposed to air fresheners gave birth to children more prone to lung infections. However, companies that produce air fresheners claim that their products are completely safe for health. Can we trust? Many associations that investigate the impact of some products on the health believe that we should not.
Part of the research points out that most terrible of all that scented candle can be harmful for the health even if not lighted.
Is the potential danger of scented candles enough to no longer enjoy their smell?
|Too much of it can make your breathing miserable!|
Source: Foods and Healthy Life
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