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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.
Researchers 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.”
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. 
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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
Cancer genomics tests lets you know if chemicals released from burning products and grilled
foods increase your risk of cancer.
 August, 2009, meeting of the American Chemical Society in Washington, D.C.
 Journal of Exposure Analysis Environmental Epidemiology 1999 Jul-Aug;9(4):312-21.
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