What would we ever do without them? Studies. We just have to hope that many of these haven't been funded by our tax money.
A new study by the American Chemical Society (!!!) found that candles are a heretofore unidentified source of air pollution.
Lighting a single candle once in a while may not hurt you, but regular use of candles could cause cancer or allergic reactions.
Hey, lets get a response from the manager of Charlie Palmer Steak House in DC, a place where candlelight is part of the dinner experience.
"Well, this is interesting. But I counter that science with more science. Candles also produce negative ions, and negative ions are associated with a sense of well-being and happiness. Negative ions, positive vibes."
Ha. Actually, lighting a candle in the kitchen after cooking things that cause smells to linger is a great way to get rid of them. Candles are especially good at ridding the house of that raw onion or cooked bacon odor.