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Helen Turner

What's Wrong With Normal Candles??

Most people don't realise that most candles that you can buy in stores are toxic, whether its the lead in the wick or the artificial fragrance or the fact that they are made from paraffin (petroleum oil based) and you are inhaling that burnt substance while the candle is lit. They are a massive source of indoor air pollution and can trigger respiratory problems or allergies and have been compared to inhaling second hand smoke. Pretty bad right? Paraffin is a petroleum waste product and has to be deodorised and chemically bleached before it can be made in to wax. Most candles are made of paraffin wax, which creates highly toxic benzene and toluene when burned (both are known carcinogens). In fact, the toxins released from paraffin candles are the same as those found in diesel fuel fumes. Many scented candles also have wicks that contain heavy metals like lead, and even a few hours of burning them can create levels of airborne heavy metals that are much higher than the acceptable limits. 

De appel van Eva.

De kaarsen van Elate&Co hebben mijn hart gestolen hoor. Ze zien er luxe uit en ruiken heerlijk! Daarnaast is het natuurlijk fijn dat ze ook nog eens voldoen aan een ECOCHIC lifestyle. Een aanrader dus!