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this really can┬áhas me thrown…i love my incense and i have for decades. i smudge with sage often!

from reuters:

Burning incense linked to respiratory cancers

Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:18pm

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Burning incense may create a sweet scent, but regularly inhaling the smoke could put people at risk of cancers of the respiratory tract, researchers reported Monday.

In a study of more than 61,000 ethnic Chinese living in Singapore who were followed for up to 12 years, the investigators found a link between heavy incense use and various respiratory cancers.

The findings are published in the medical journal Cancer.

Incense has been used for millennia in many cultures’ religious and spiritual ceremonies. In Asia, people commonly burn incense in their homes — a practice that is becoming more popular in Western countries as well.

read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSPAT56944620080825?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0&sp=true

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