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Cancer Candle: Cheep Candles May Increase Cancer Risks

By Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy - August 30, 2009

  • Burning inexpensive paraffin wax candles may increase your risk of cancer. 

Cancer Candle: Cheep candles my increase the risk of cancerResearchers found fumes from burning paraffin wax candles can be poisonous and may even cause cancer. The candles are made from petroleum and are a source of known human carcinogens. Burning the paraffin wax candles released toxic chemicals into the air.

Amid Hamidi, a co-author of the study at South Carolina State University said, “Lighting many paraffin candles every day for years or lighting them frequently in an unventilated bathroom around the tub, for example, may cause problems.” He continued, “An occasional paraffin candle and its emissions will not likely affect you.”[1]

Natural candles made from beeswax and soy did not release harmful toxic chemicals.

Research published in 1999 found frying/sautéing and broiling food and candle burning elevated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons inside homes. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are known carcinogens. [2]

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It’s healthier to select and burn beeswax and soy candles rather than the less expensive paraffin candles. A candle is not natural unless the label or packaging states they used beeswax or soy.

Cancer genomics tests lets you know if chemicals released from burning products and grilled foods increase your risk of cancer.

About the Author:

Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy helps his clients improve their health by using natural products, tests and self care. He writes special reports on natural product, diet and lifestyle effects on cancer. You may schedule an appointment for customized natural cancer recommendations by calling 405.919.1982. Click here to learn more about Alternative Cancer Treatment Appointments.

Keith D. Bishop, is the publisher of, and owner of Natural Care Solution

Reference Sources:
[1] August, 2009, meeting of the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C.
[2] Journal of Exposure Analysis Environmental Epidemiology 1999 Jul-Aug;9(4):312-21.


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