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Candles make everything special – unless their wicks are made from lead and the candle itself is full of chemicals that could cause cancer. Sound too dramatic? It’s not. Candles with lead-core wicks release five times the amount of lead considered to be dangerous for children (see note at end about lead-core wicks).
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Since they say “lead wick” candles emit carcinogens and others also have carcinogens released from the scent chemicals they use, this article is helpful on what to do…..especially the lead wicks around children, they say if you have these, throw them away now…..yes…..even those expensive Gold Canyon, Yankee Candles…etc. This article tells how to tell which ones to toss and why……stay away from cheap dollar store candles they say, lead core wicks were banned in 2003…but cheaper stores may still have them….and don’t buy candles containing paraffin wax…..read why…