Human Health Assessment of VOC, SVOC and Particulate Emissions From Scented Candles

Airborne compounds in the indoor environment arise from a wide variety of sources such as environmental tobacco smoke, heating & cooking, construction materials as well as outdoor sources. One product category which has received recent attention as a source of indoor airborne substances is scented candles. To understand the potential of scented candles to contribute to the indoor load of airborne matter, a comprehensive candle emission testing program was undertaken to investigate the emissions of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds (VOC; SVOC) as well as particulate matter (PM).

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