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 Post subject: Soy Wax Candles
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:02 pm 
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If a person has a soy food allergy, should they avoid the use of or be in the room with a soy wax candle burning? I'm seeing soy wax candles everywhere as an alternative to paraffin wax, but I want to be sure it's safe.

Does anyone know?


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 Post subject: Re: Soy Wax Candles
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:42 pm 
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I asked an allergist about soy candles recently. He said that it's best to avoid them with soy allergies, since you don't know how much protein is being put into the air by the fumes.

But he suspects (says he can't say for certain as there aren't studies) that you'd have to be right close to the fumes to inhale enough to react. His msg. was avoid as much as possible, but don't get too concerned that you will react if there turns out to be one at the other end of the room.

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 Post subject: Re: Soy Wax Candles
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:02 pm 
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Thanks to you both for the question and the answer! I've been wondering this myself.


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 Post subject: Re: Soy Wax Candles
PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:58 pm 
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I would stick with beeswax candles! Lovely things and pure beeswax helps clean the air.

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