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Most Candles are as Toxic as Cigarettes

Updated on April 9, 2016

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Most of the candles as toxic as cigarette. Candles, you need to use!

• Many candles are made from paraffin or mixture of paraffin. This derivative is an inexpensive oil wax, that is why it is often used by manufacturers.
People with asthma may have increased respiratory difficulty around burning paraffin candles and can be as dangerous as the second hand smoke.

When the wax is melted, produces smoke, which are similar to the diesel engine, filling the air with carcinogenic chemicals.

Benzene and toluene are known carcinogens that are released into the air from molten paraffin, causing headaches for lung cancer.

National Institute for occupational safety and health recommended a limited exposure to fumes of paraffin. Paraffin fumes were found to cause tumors in the kidneys and liver of laboratory animals.

• In 2003, the use of lead in Candle Wicks have been banned in the United States. Lead was used in the Wicks to help them stand up straight and stiff, but when lit, they release lead into the air at dangerous levels. Unfortunately imported candles do not have the same rules and still include lead Wick, releasing 5 times the amount (of lead fumes) EPA finds dangerous. Exposure to high levels of lead have been linked to numerous health problems, learning disabilities and hormone irregularities.

• According to the California safe drinking water and toxic Enforcement Act 1986 onwards, there are up to 20 toxins in paraffin wax, including: acetone, Trichlorofluoromethane, carbon disulphide, 2-butanone, trichloroethane, Trichloroethene, Tetrachloroethene, carbon tetrachloride, chlorobenzene, Ethylbenzene, styrene, xylene, phenol, cresol, Cyclopentene.

• Allergic reactions can be caused by synthetic fragrances or colors, adds aromatic candles.
How to avoid these harmful toxins in candles

• Avoid inexpensive "aromatherapy and aromatic candles, like Glade and Febreeze candles.
• GEL candles are made from paraffin, petrochemistry is the same but have the added risk of glass sometimes blast.
• Cheap candles from dollar store usually imported and probably have lead Wicks.
Great alternatives to

• Soy candles have become a popular alternative to paraffin candles. They burn cleaner, longer than candles and soot free. Soy candles reverse they will spoil without preservative and typically contain bleach and hardeners. This would not be my first choice, because soy is the most genetically modified crops in the United States. I don't think there will be no harm in burning candles GMO soy, but I would prefer not to spend my money, supporting anything that has the potential to be genetically modified.

• Beeswax candles
Beeswax candles come in all shapes and sizes, cast and in containers. They are not toxic, Hypo-allergenic, soot free, burn bright, burn cleaner and burn 5 times as long as the candle. Candles from beeswax omit negative ions into the air when burned, toning the body. Although they typically cost about 10 times as a suppository, they are easy to make.

Wax sheets can be purchased online. Sheets are usually honey comb pattern pressed into the wax. You can easily roll tightly into a tube shape around a long, natural or cotton wick. Candles from beeswax candle molds can also be used, or in banks.

Source: livingtraditionally.com

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