There are a lot of things we innocently do at home without realizing they may pose a danger to us and our families. Every product we purchase comes with instructions in addition to warning labels. Still, the majority of us don't read them. A lot of the products are more or less the open and use kind.
Seven out of 10 homes in the United States use candles, with 35 percent of its purchases occurring during Christmas. Scented candles set the ambience, creating a feeling of warmth, coziness, and relaxation. But not following the instructions can have serious consequences. This may be a wake-up call to adults everywhere to read all the labels before using a product.
She admits letting the candles burn for hours on end.
It wasn't until she picked up her son to nurse him that she noticed he had soot inside his nose as well.
Here is a photo showing the remains.
From asthma, bronchitis, coronary heart disease to other respiratory illnesses, the outcome to this type of exposure has serious consequences.
Luckily, they are both fine.
Cutting the wick to 1/4 inch short prior to burning decreases the likelihood of soot forming.
The National Candle Association says every candle should come with a cautionary label listing the three key fire safety rules; burn within sight, keep away from combustibles, and keep away from children.
->**Watch Meghan Budden share her experience.**<-