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Incense Sticks 'Pose Toxic Health Risk' 

Joss Sticks 'Like Cigarette Fumes'
Jump to full article: Sky News (uk), 2008-05-12


Burning incense may be good for your spiritual wellbeing, but they could damage your health.

The fragrant smoke, used in religious ceremonies and to scent rooms, contains a cocktail of harmful chemicals linked to physical disorders, scientists say.

Joss sticks contain carbon monoxide and other toxic fumes

The research suggests that breathing in the toxic fumes is as bad for the health as inhaling tobacco smoke. . . .

The researchers, from Taiwan and the US, urged people to keep rooms ventiliated when burning the sticks.

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