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hello Is smell of burning paraffin wax harmful for 4 and half months baby as my baby is 4 and half months old? Thank you - Asked by R B on 07-Jul-2015 22:48:47

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    Answered by Dr. Ramya Smitha on 08-Jul-2015 10:11:56

    Anything to a limit is not harmful but if its in a corner of room then there should not be any problem. 


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    Answered by Dr. Shravanthi V on 08-Jul-2015 10:21:40

    • Paraffin is the major ingredient in most conventional candles and is a sludge waste product from the petroleum industry. It releases carcinogenic chemicals when burned. The soot/fumes are similar to that released from a diesel engine and can be as dangerous as second-hand cigarette smoke. This can contribute to serious respiratory issues like asthma.
    • Scented candles may have lead or lead cores in the wick, which releases dangerous amounts of lead into your home through the candle soot.
    • so smell of burning paraffin was is harmful to everybody in the house.

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Replied by R B on 09-Jul-2015 09:14:50

no baby was in the room and burning of parafin wax was in kitchen but only little smell came in the room...is it still harmful?
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