Gift Shops Ewa Beach HI

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.

Nidas Gift Shop
(808) 232-6986
91-673 Fort Weaver Rd
Ewa Beach, HI
 
Economy Jumps
(808) 681-5677
91-1359 Hoopio Apt A
Ewa Beach, HI
 
Morning Glory Ewa Beach
(808) 689-8100
91-1001 Kaimalie St # 102
Ewa Beach, HI
 
Boutiki
(808) 422-6662
640 Club Rd # 210
Pearl Harbor, HI
 
Munchies
(808) 671-2008
94-1235 Ka Uka Blvd # B
Waipahu, HI
 
R & P Balloon Expressions
(808) 683-0914
91-964 Pahuhu St
Ewa Beach, HI
 
Islander Party Rental
(808) 689-6593
91-848 Makule Rd
Ewa Beach, HI
 
Pearl Harbor
(808) 422-6662
Bldg 210
Pearl Harbor, HI
 
Mari Sand Home & Gift Collect
(808) 677-4737
94-790 Lumiaina St # K1
Waipahu, HI
 
Zippys Restaurants
(808) 671-1865
94-1082 Ka Uka Blvd
Waipahu, HI
 

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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