Paraffin wax... is made from petroleum and produces carcinogens and soot when burned. In fact, one air quality researcher stated that the soot from a paraffin candle contains many of the same toxins produced by burning diesel fuel. Even many of the seemingly healthy, aromatherapy candles sold today can do more harm than good."
In the midst of the comfort we get from the heat, the dancing flame and pleasant aroma few realize
"...that most candles fill the room with something else as well…toxic, carcinogenic smoke and soot. In fact, burning paraffin candles releases many of the same toxins as diesel fuel.
This is not surprising when one considers the process of making paraffin wax. It begins at the bottom of the oil barrel, the worst 5% or so rejected by the gasoline industry. This by-product of crude oil refinement is then mixed with another less-than-enticing substance; industrial strength bleach. This is what gives wax its familiar pleasant whiteness. Now add stearic acid and a few other minor ingredients, and you have the very wax burning in your homes.
Most who become aware of the harmful toxins released by paraffin do not want to expose their families to it anymore, but know little or nothing about alternative waxes. If they know anything at all about other waxes, it is probably that most, such as beeswax, are quite expensive by comparison."
These toxins we bring into our environment all on our own; but all fragrances contain toxins that pollutes our precious atmosphere. This same life-sustaining air we must all breathe is being polluted everyday by common products we all use.
I'm going to paraphrase the next part because otherwise I'd be quoting the entire site, I'm leaving a lot out so please read the cited source, so here goes:
ACETONE~found in;cologne, dishwashing liquid and detergent, nail enamel remover--Inhalation can cause dryness of the mouth and throat; dizziness, nausea, incoordination, slurred speech, drowsiness, and, in severe exposures, coma, acts primarily on the central nervous system as a depressant. I can actually taste this when I've used it to remove nail polish or to remove paint on my skin.
BENZALDEHYDE~ found in; perfume, cologne, hairspray, laundry bleach, deodorants, detergent, vaseline lotion, shaving cream, shampoo, bar soap, dishwasher detergent, Narcotic. Sensitizer. Local anesthetic, central nervous system depressant, irritation to the mouth, throat, eyes, skin, lungs, and GI tract, causing nausea and abdominal pain, May cause kidney damage. Do not use with contact lenses.
ETHANOL~found in; perfume, hairspray, shampoo, fabric softener, dishwashing liquid and detergent, laundry detergent, shaving cream, soap, vaseline lotion, air fresheners, nail color and remover, paint and varnish remover, it is On EPA Hazardous Waste list, causes:fatigue, irritating to eyes and upper respiratory tract even in low concentrations,Inhalation of ethanol vapors can have effects similar to those characteristic of ingestion[so wearing it is like drinking it]: drowsiness, impaired vision, ataxia, stupor. Supresses the central nervous system.
LIMONENE~found in;perfume, cologne, disinfectant spray, bar soap, shaving cream, deodorants, nail color and remover, fabric softener, dishwashing liquid, air fresheners, after shave, bleach, paint and varnish remover,It is Carcinogenic. Prevent its contact with skin or eyes because it is an irritant and sensitizer. Always wash thoroughly after using this material and before eating, drinking, ...applying cosmetics. Do not inhale limonene vapor. Hey, a fragrance you are not supposed to inhale.
95% of chemicals used in fragrances are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum. They include benzene derivatives, aldehydes and many other known toxics and sensitizers - capable of causing cancer, birth defects, central nervous system disorders and allergic reactions. Neurotoxins: At Home and the Workplace, Report by the Committee on Science & Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Sept. 16, 1986. (Report 99-827)
Central Nervous System disorders (brain and spine) include Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Chloroform was found in tests of fabric softeners: EPA's 1991 study.
A room containing an air freshener had high levels of p-dichlorobenzene (a carcinogen) and ethanol: EPA's 1991 study.
An FDA analysis (1968-1972) of 138 compounds used in cosmetics that most frequently involved adverse reactions, identified five chemicals (alpha-terpineol, benzyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, limonene and linalool) that are among the 20 most commonly used in the 31 fragrance products tested by the EPA in 1991!
Thirty-three million Americans suffer from sinusitis (inflammation or infection of sinus passages).
Twelve million Americans have asthma. Asthma and asthma deaths have increased over 30% in the past 10 years.
Headaches cost $50 billion in lost productivity and medical expenses and 157 million lost work days in 1991. "Focus on Fragrance and Health," by Louise Kosta, The Human Ecologist, Fall 1992.
Is anyone out there? Does anyone read this stuff? It's out there and we wonder where SIDS comes from while filling our homes with poisons...A simple search brings this stuff up, I'm not some arcane searcher finding hidden things... this is so obvious anyway, I can't believe people can do this to themselves. I've had help though; I lost my sense of smell sometime back and what has come back has not been anything like what it was, All perfumes have a noxious chemical smell for me now, all things with fragrance in them smell exactly the same, hairspray, shampoo, laundry soap, air fresheners, dish soaps, all of it, except ones that are not harmful. Oh by the way, I have White Diamonds, Red, and Ester Lauder's Beautiful and White Linen, all smell like chemicals and they are all the real deal, no knockoffs.
It's time to make a choice, Choose more natural alternatives without the harsh and dangerous chemicals, eat better, more natural foods, cook them yourselves, breathe in clean air, and get some CellPower™ to help you heal up from the shocks we get on our bodies from all the unnatural things we are subjected to.
There is hope, we can keep the problems at bay and even heal up. We can be proactive in the face of a toxic world.
I find that since I've been taking CellPower™ I am getting well from so many problems I've had.
Some more help that I need, for weight control, is coconut oil
,Essential fatty acids,FLAX SEED OIL
Have a great, Healthy day.
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Bill Gates is hanging out with the CEO of General Motors.
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He bent over, picked up the frog and put it in his pocket. The frog spoke up again and said, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a beautiful princess, I will stay with you for one week."
The programmer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket. The frog then cried out, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I'll stay with you and do anything you want." Again the programmer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket.
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Have an awesome day, live in health and be free of pollutants
Please read the sources, I've only given you a taste.
(1)Ask Yahoo.com/soy candles
(2)naturalhealthweb.com/Article the dangers of paraffin - by Davin Nelson
(3)sweet poison/the dangers of perfume/Written by Julia Kendall,