Finally, I have found sound research that documents and acknowledges the reactions many people have when they step into a home with scented candles or those horrific plug ins. Not only do they omit VOC’s, volatile organic compounds, but these organic compounds often include formaldehyde, petroleum distillates, limonene, alcohol and esters. It just makes good sense that this will irritate your nasal passages and irritate your lungs.
For those families with asthmatics or suffer more respiratory infections in the winter, make sure you stay away from homes and stores (like during Christmas time) and you may just reduce symptoms drastically. Of course, stop all the use at home and see what improves for one year.