Many people love nothing more than to slip into something comfortable when they get home and light a few heady, fragrant candles. However, what some of us may not know is that not all of these scented waxes are necessarily good for our lungs.
"Many candles and scented products also contain chemicals that companies aren't required to disclose on the label," according to ABC affiliate KATU. "Some labels simply list 'fragrance' as an ingredient without giving any specifics...some contain chemicals called phthalates, which helps smells linger...[and may] cause birth defects and reproductive problems."
If you're concerned about your respiratory health, consider asking yourself if the reason you light candles is to mask other unpleasant smells.
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