Gift Shops Little Rock AR

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.

River City Coffee
(501) 661-1496
2715 Kavanaugh Blvd
Little Rock, AR
 
Bombay Company
(501) 664-7401
6000 W. Markham Space #3126
Little Rock, AR
 
Crabtree & Evelyn
(501) 663-0700
6000 W Markham St # 3126
Little Rock, AR
 
Sandalwood Forest
(501) 664-6103
3015 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
 
Box Turtle
(501) 661-1167
2616 Kavanaugh Blvd
Little Rock, AR
 
Rosewood Gallery
(501) 224-3342
300 S Rodney Parham Rd # 20
Little Rock, AR
 
Memories Engraved
(501) 614-6900
6000 W Markham St # 16
Little Rock, AR
 
Rhea Drug Store
(501) 663-4131
2801 Kavanaugh Blvd
Little Rock, AR
 
Broom Closet
(501) 663-1700
3009 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
 
Kirklands Home
(501) 666-0457
6000 W Markham St # 3166
Little Rock, AR
 

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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