Gift Shops Kenosha WI

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.

Delightfull Gifts
(262) 653-0191
4057 29th Ave
Kenosha, WI
 
Andreas
(262) 657-7732
2401 60th St
Kenosha, WI
 
R B Sign & Lighting Service Llc
(262) 694-0724
3535 14th Ave
Kenosha, WI
 
Lencis Food & Deli
(262) 658-2080
2121 45th St
Kenosha, WI
 
Aiello Midtown Florist
(262) 658-3551
2108 52nd St
Kenosha, WI
 
New Earth Store
(262) 657-4463
5439 22nd Ave
Kenosha, WI
 
Silk & Satin
(262) 652-8488
625 58th St
Kenosha, WI
 
Metal Heds
(262) 658-3707
5507 6th Avenue
Kenosha, WI
 
Sues Hallmark Shop
(262) 551-0660
2705 18th St
Kenosha, WI
 
Flowers By Joseph Inc
(262) 654-0774
4437 22nd Ave
Kenosha, WI
 

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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