[PW] Science Direct article?

Bethania Palma bethania at snopes.com
Sat Aug 13 10:00:49 PDT 2016


Thanks everyone! I was able to get the article in question sent to me and I
also appreciate all your tips for future reference and ideas on this topic!

On Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 7:36 PM, Mike Hindin <mike.hindin at gmail.com> wrote:

> I dont have access  at the moment.  My first response before seeing the
> link was probably not any risk.  The abstract of the the study pretty much
> nailed it for me.  First, any toxic effect depends on the toxicity of the
> ingredients including the scent, route of exposure and
> the dose which consists of the concentration of the potential toxin, time
> of exposure and in the case of many carcinogens, long term or repeated
> exposures.  Another complication is predicting what chemicals are created
> when you burn the scent.  In the case of the study abstract, the exposure
> is very small.  You are about 95% water. Water is mostly considered non
> toxic but if it gets into your lungs you are in trouble as in drowning.  If
> you drink 5 gallons in a day you may die.  Carbon dioxide is another
> example. Animals produce carbon dioxide.
>
> Michael N Hindin, MPH
> St Louis Park, MN 55426
>
> On Aug 12, 2016 7:44 PM, "Bethania Palma" <bethania at snopes.com> wrote:
>
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > I am new to the list so please forgive any awkwardness. Just wondering if
> > someone has access to this study in full?
> >
> > I'm a writer at Snopes looking into whether scented candles present a
> > cancer risk.
> > http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0273230014000348
> >
> > Any help is much appreciated, thank you!
> >
> > Bethania
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