Common Habits That Cause Chronic Inflammation

Lighting Certain Scented Candles

Some scented products, including candles and air fresheners, release volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These negatively interact with other chemicals in the air, and some are carcinogens, according to the American Lung Association.

A person holds a lit scented candle.
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Rebecca Peterson-Hall/Unsplash

A study in Environmental Health confirmed that some VOCs can cause inflammation in the airways. Look for non-toxic candles with organic ingredients.