WE ALL love a scented candle whether we’re enjoying relaxing in the bath or simply creating ambience in our living room.
However, one doctor has claimed that they can be bad for your health – and mums are not happy.
Dr Dab Gubler claims that scented candles can be bad for youCredit: Tiktok/@drdangubler
He says that you should limit how often you burn scented candlesCredit: Tiktok/@drdangubler
Dr. Dan Gubler, who has a PHD and is an organic professor, often shares health advice and tips with his TikTok followers.
But his latest advice has caused quite the stir.
In the video which has now received more than 1.8 million views, he explains: “There have been a lot of clinical studies that have come out recently that show that frequently burning indoor candles can cause serious health problems.
“Including inhibiting the ability of cells especially in the bladder to grow normally.
“When we think of pollution we think of it as an outdoor thing but indoor pollution caused by burning candles, air freshners and other sources in a big problem
“Candles are made out of cheap paraffin wax, they’re made out of artificial fragrances and dyes and when we burn that it gives off carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, sulfar dioxide Benzopyrene, and other volatile compounds.
“They’re not good for the body, they interfere with the body’s ability to reproduce.”
He adds: “Be careful if you’re burning candles once in a while in a well ventilated space I wouldn’t worry about it but chronically burning could be a big deal.”
While Dr Dan’s advice was shared with good intention, it has left candle fans fuming.
“Jesus. Can I have anything nice?” commented one viewer.
Another added: “You can pry my Bath and Body works out of my cold dead hands.”
“CANDLES ARE MY MAIN SOURCE OF JOY WHAT DO I HAVE LEFT,” joked another.