24 Jun '11, 5pm

Five of the best…eco-friendly scented candles: Candles have long been part of a greener lifestyle as a relativel...

Five of the best…eco-friendly scented candles: Candles have long been part of a greener lifestyle as a relativel...

Candles have long been part of a greener lifestyle as a relatively eco-friendly alternative to leaving the electric lights on. But while burning a candle isn’t going to add hugely to your carbon footprint, they certainly aren’t great for your health. Burning candles, as with everything that involves combustion, releases a cocktail of chemicals into the air. If the candle you’re using happens to be of the cheap, paraffin based variety, then you’re releasing a number of carcinogens, including acetaldehyde, acrolein, benzene, formaldehyde, polyaromatic hydrocarbons and toluene into the atmosphere, along with the greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency , burning nine candles would release enough toxic matter to result in a higher level of pollution than would be legally allowed outdoors. And that’s not all. Paraffin is a by-product o...

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