INFOGRAPHIC: Candles, Chemicals, and Cancer

Portrait of Erika Crespo Erika Crespo

As the cold days of winter envelop the northern hemisphere, many of us find solace in the warm glow of candles. Despite their popularity, candles conceal a potentially hazardous reality.

Studies reveal a concerning truth: burning candles releases a mix of toxic chemicals, including carcinogens and volatile organic compounds, posing health risks. Even unlit candles can emit these toxic compounds! Some studies even link scented candles to specific health risks, such as bladder cancer.

If you’re seeking the comfort of candlelight this winter, view this infographic below on how to do so safely! You can also learn more from our blog post on this topic.

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