The latest study revealed that scented candles can potentially be harmful to your health. Even though people love to fill their living area with lovely smells of sweet vanilla, chocolate, apple and cinnamon, that is actually not that good for you.
Based on the findings of the research, any use of products that are artificially scented can lead to the development of tumors, lung damage and asthma. People are especially in danger if they use artificially scented products for a long period of time. In addition to this, the structure of a person’s DNA can be changed by the chemical composition of scented products.
Chemicals used in scented candles can lead to cancerous mutations in DNA. Apparently, woody fragrances are more toxic than cigarettes.
The development of asthma and disruption of hormones is connected with air fresheners.
Another research published in 2013 in the International Journal of Public Health showed that pregnant women, who were exposed to a lot of air fresheners during their pregnancy, give birth to children which are more likely to develop lung infections.
Producers of such scented products, like SC Johnson, claim that their products are not harmful in any way to the health of people who use it.
This research about health effects of scented candles emphasized that scented candles are also harmful even when they are not lighted.