Gift Shops Hastings NE

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.

Vaughans Printers Inc
(402) 463-7721
222 Eastside Blvd
Hastings, NE
 
Candy Bouquet
(402) 462-2648
828 W 2nd St
Hastings, NE
 
Barn Unlimited
(402) 463-6922
3030 S Marian Rd
Hastings, NE
 
A Perfect Gift Llc
(402) 462-6060
710 W 16th St
Hastings, NE
 
Great Dames
(402) 463-4339
609 W 2nd St
Hastings, NE
 
Just Classy Gifts
(402) 461-3007
1305 N Minnesota Ave
Hastings, NE
 
Panoramic Sugar Art & Crafts
(402) 744-3741
730 E Oliver St
Hastings, NE
 
Brodkeys Jewelers
(402) 462-4185
3001 W 12th St # 8
Hastings, NE
 
Allens Shopping Center
(402) 463-2240
1115 W 2nd St
Hastings, NE
 
Sweet Peas
(402) 463-3115
615 W 2nd St
Hastings, NE
 

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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