Gift Shops Rochester NH

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.

Cardland
(603) 332-7717
22 Lilac Mall
Rochester, NH
 
A Fountain Of Flowers
(603) 332-6577
296 Walnut St
Rochester, NH
 
C & K Printing
(603) 332-0092
55 Summer St
Rochester, NH
 
Confetti Express
(603) 335-4447
187 Wakefield St # A
Rochester, NH
 
Array Of Flowers & Gifts
(603) 332-7777
207 S Main St
Rochester, NH
 
Care Pharmacy
(603) 332-4281
161 S Main St
Rochester, NH
 
Yummy Tummy Shoppe
(603) 335-2100
76 Hanson St
Rochester, NH
 
Trinkets Treasures & More
(603) 332-8282
31 N Main St
Rochester, NH
 
Green Dragon
(603) 332-1830
48 N Main St
Rochester, NH
 
Tinks Tepee
(603) 356-6223
Po Box 815
Rochester, NH
 

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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