33 Shocking Everyday Activities That Increase the Risk of Cancer

Scented Candles

#32 Scented Candles

Those delicious-smelling scented candles that are meant to relax us, actually hide a dark secret. Recent research done by a cancer prevention society revealed that smoke emitted by scented candles contain harmful compounds that are similar to tobacco. Shocking, right?

These compounds can slowly accumulate in our urine and act as a carcinogen, or a chemical that triggers cancer. In ‘light’ of this new fact (pun intended), it’s perhaps a good idea to light these up in well-ventilated spaces rather than in a closed room. 

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