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New Findings on Fine Particles from Candles

BRUSSELS / STUTTGART (17 January 2019)  ̶  In December 2018, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency Miljøstyrelsen published a comprehensive research report[1] on their website that provides a number of important new findings on particles emitted by candles and their evaluation. The most important findings are probably that these particles almost entirely consist of water-soluble salts […]

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Industry Report in Autumn/Winter 2018

Significant decline of candle consumption after yet another record The consumption of candles in the European Union had increased for several years in a row, and this trend continued in 2017. A total of 790.000 tons of candles were sold, more than ever before. One in two candles is produced in Poland, making it the […]

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European candle industry welcomes future standardisation mandate for candles and candle accessories

BRUSSELS / STUTTGART (26 November 2015) ̶ The EU Member State experts for consumer protection recently recommended safety requirements that will pave the way for a standardisation mandate covering candles and related products. This will be the basis for developing European Standards which will further increase the level of safety for consumers. The European candle […]

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ECA position on the BfR opinion from 11 November 2013 on lead, nickel and allergenic scents in candles to be restricted

On 24 January 2014, the German BfR (Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) published an opinion on lead, nickel and allergenic scents in candles to be restricted (BfR opinion No 004/2014, 11 No-vember 2013). The European candle industry, represented by AECM, A.I.S.E. and ECA, questions the scientific basis of BfR´s opinion with regard to all three […]

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ECA statement refuting study by South Carolina State University researchers suggesting candles may release harmful or even carcinogenic pollutants

The European Candle Association seriously questions the scientific validity of a report by two South Carolina State University researchers* suggesting that candles, especially paraffin candles, can release harmful amounts of indoor air pollutants or even carcinogens. The assertions of Drs. Massoudi and Hamidi totally contradict the overwhelming body of scientific evidence of the topic. They […]

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