A drugstore has warned people against using scented candles at home. These candles are a nice addition to the home and fill the indoor air with a soothing scent. But Dr. Dan Gubler, a postgraduate organic chemist, has said they could do more harm than good.
dr. Gubler posted the advice on TikTok, a video-sharing platform banned in India. But websites around the world have reported on the druggist’s video and the advice he provided.
He starts the video by talking about scented candles, then dives deep to explain the risks they pose when overused.
“There have been many clinical studies recently that show that burning candles often indoors can cause serious health problems, including inhibiting the ability of cells, especially in the bladder, to grow normally,” said Dr. Guble, holding a white scented candle. candle, according to the weekly British celebrity news website OK!
“When we think of pollution, we see it as something outside, but indoors caused by burning candles, air fresheners and other sources is a big problem,” the doctor said further, according to the publication.
He also explained the problems that candles can cause.
“Candles are made from inexpensive paraffin wax, artificial fragrances and dyes, and when burned, they emit carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, benzopyrene, and other volatile compounds,” according to OK!
“They are not good for the body, they hinder the body’s ability to reproduce,” the doctor said.
Dr Gubler has 30,000 followers on TikTok, but this video went viral and has been viewed by over 18 million people.
In India, scented candles are used on special occasions, such as Valentine’s Day, and festivals such as Diwali.