We should all be aware.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is, lest you think otherwise, alive and well. And they are on top of the really, really important things! But beware!!! They are coming for your candles! The agency that once issued memos about carbon pollution from power plants and the threat that they posed to public health, is now warning that burning candles and incense can irritate the lungs of asthma sufferers. Oh yes, and beware, too, of those summer bonfires, as the wood smoke can trigger asthma attacks. Isn’t it wonderful that an agency with an $8 billion budgetis spending our money to warn us about the dangers of candles and wood smoke?
As one who has had asthma since birth, I can assure you that candles burning in my home are not a problem. My two biggest problems are the air outdoors when it is warm and humid, and flowers. Ohhhh…
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