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The Matchbook

Stories from the Keap studio

Are Candles Bad for You?

As a candle manufacturer, we often get asked about the safety of candles. So we decided to investigate the key facts and fictions around candle safety.


As a candle manufacturer, we often get asked about the safety of candles. In fact we've been asked everything from "Is it safe to burn candles indoors?" to "Is it safe to burn them around pet fish?" So we decided to investigate the key facts and fictions around candle safety...   The internet is full of warnings about “toxic candles,” what’s going on? It seems to have started back in 1974, when the United States Consumer Safety Protection Commission looked into the safety of putting lead into candle wicks to...



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