Study finds scented candles and air fresheners pose high health risks

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The Dangers of Scented Candles

With the Pumpkin Spice season opening, many of us can't resist lighting scented candles that smell like succulent pecan pies or similar air fresheners. Unfortunately, studies revealed shocking evidence that such scented products are putting our health at risk.

According to some researchers at South Carolina State University, after analyzing petroleum-based and vegetable-source candles to determine their emissions, they found that the most popular kind was emitting highly toxic chemicals like toluene and benzene. Additionally, a more recent study also found that not just candles, but also aerosols, incense sticks, gels and plug-ins can cause tumors, lung damage and asthma if you are exposed to long-term use.

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