Scented candles threaten our health?
American scientists have announced that the scented candles and the air fresheners can contain hundreds of dangerous chemicals.
Jen Coleman is from the Oregon Council for the environment. She said that the so-called ‘Air pollution home’ can cause coughing, it can bake for example your eyes, etc.. and that you even do not know that it can be a problem of air quality. Instead of trying to mask the unpleasant smells with the freshener, you should rather frequently air the room.
Many candles and scented products contain chemicals that their makers are not obliged to give the instruction issued. For some just writes fragrance (aroma, ie. the smell) and do not include any specific ingredient. In the scented products there can be a hundreds of chemicals on which customers do not know anything. Some of them can have large effects on health. The most dangerous phthalates are the ones that can cause reproductive problems and even birth defects.