Scented Candles Might Create Harmful Formaldehyde In Your Home
A recent study suggests the chemical emitted from citrus-scented candles might combine with ozone to create formaldehyde, which can cause cancer.By Briana Altergott | January 19, 2016
The cost of using scented candles to keep your house smelling fresh could be much higher than you think.
According to new research, citrus-scented candles might give off a lot more than just a pleasant aroma. They can react with other elements in the air to create a cancer-causing agent.
A professor at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science teamed up with the BBC Two series "Trust Me, I'm a Doctor" to measure levels of "volatile organic chemicals" making their way through six houses in the English city of York over five days.