AECM Statement on Emissions from candlesConsumers of candles may be assured that emissions from burning candles are not hazardous to human health. This is one of the conclusions of the study commissioned by the AECM and conducted at Milan Polytechnic University (Politecnico di Milano) in 2015.
The study found that well burning candles emit such small amounts of normal combustion by-products as to be of no detriment to human health. These findings confirm the conclusions of other recent and reputable papers, that burning scented candles results in insignificant concentrations of combustion by-products.
The candle manufacturer members of the AECM are pleased to share the outcome of this research with candle consumers who may continue to enjoy burning scented candles without concern for health safety.