Gift Shops Wantagh NY

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.

Olde Towne Garden Inc
(516) 826-2574
1902 Wantagh Ave
Wantagh, NY
 
Wantagh Convenience Store
(516) 785-4884
2264 Wantagh Ave
Wantagh, NY
 
Feldis Florists & Greenhouses
(800) 800-5459
1170 Wantagh Ave
Wantagh, NY
 
Vivis Cards & Gifts Inc
(516) 781-3460
1906 Wantagh Ave
Wantagh, NY
 
Goodys In The Park
(516) 221-2151
3443 Merrick Rd
Wantagh, NY
 
Edible Arrangements Gifts
(516) 221-5656
3253 Sunrise Hwy
Wantagh, NY
 
Beach Shop
(516) 826-2050
Jones Beach State Park
Wantagh, NY
 
Favors With Flair
(516) 679-9184
1243 Campbell Rd
Wantagh, NY
 
Party Extravaganza Inc
(516) 781-0501
18 Downhill Ln
Wantagh, NY
 
Tomstores.com
(516) 731-7910
3403 Hawthorn Drive S
Wantagh, NY
 

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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