Gift Shops Boise ID

Burning lots of candles or incense in a small, poorly ventilated area can irritate airways or even aggravate respiratory conditions such as asthma, because they emit tiny particles that can pollute indoor air. Read on for a solution.

Boise Gift Baskets Llc
(208) 343-1101
Po Box 170262
Boise, ID
 
Paradies Shops
(208) 424-0424
3201 Airport Way
Boise, ID
 
Honks 1.00 Store
(208) 344-2981
2751 Broadway Ave
Boise, ID
 
Cassis Llc
(208) 345-5501
819 W Idaho St
Boise, ID
 
Basque Museum & Cultural Center Inc
(208) 343-2671
611 W Grove St
Boise, ID
 
Staceys Heart & Home
(208) 388-4247
710 N Orchard St
Boise, ID
 
Blue Iris Flower Market
(208) 424-1856
110 E Myrtle St
Boise, ID
 
Vista Village Shopping Center
(208) 336-3011
1100 S Vista Ave
Boise, ID
 
Diamond Rental
(208) 939-2925
5116 Emerald St
Boise, ID
 
Basque Center
(208) 331-5097
601 W Grove St
Boise, ID
 

Housecalls—Candle Pollution

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A Burning Problem?
Q Is the smoke from candles and incense dangerous?

A
The answer is slightly hazy: It depends on how you use them. Luckily, the biggest health hazard—lead exposure from candles—was snuffed out in October, when a ban on lead wicks took effect.

Even so, burning lots of candles or incense in a small, poorly ventilated area can irritate airways or even aggravate respiratory conditions such as asthma, because they emit tiny particles that can pollute indoor air. Incense smoke also contains polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, some of which are potentially carcinogenic.

Still, several large studies of populations in Asia that routinely burn incense have found no link between incense and cancer rates. And for most of us, moderate use in a well-ventilated area shouldn’t be a problem, says Clayton Cowl, a pulmonary physician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

But your candles will burn cleaner if you keep the wicks trimmed to about a quarter inch. To reduce particles from incense, try burning it beneath the ventilation hood on your stove. Or for a smoke-free scent, put a few drops of essential oil into a diffuser or a pot of boiling water.

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