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I like incense very much, it calms me down. I was just wondering if it's bad for you because it is smoke?
Anything: in moderation. Incense is generally not harmful as long as not inhaled directly! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Not enough info.: Of course, i hope not, but depending on the country of origin, safety standards while being made, etc. Anything could, theoretically have carcinogens. Cigarettes, for example, are legal to purchase and we know they're carcinogenic. ...Read more
Herbal Incense: You might be referring to synthetic cannabis or marijuana, also known as "spice." it's a synthetic designer drug where unidentified herbs are sprayed with unquantified amounts of synthetic cannabinoids. It's a dangerous drug because, like with marijuana, it can precipitate psychosis -- and also you don't know what you're getting. Designer drugs are made to evade laws against them. ...Read more
Yes: When companies sell smoking products labeled "not for human consumption, " a warning light should go off inside you. (they're designer drugs trying to elude laws against them -- and do have severe health risks like psychosis! why use names like "devil's dank" otherwise?) herbal incense is unidentified herbal material sprayed with unknown quantities of synthetic cannabinoid chemicals. Stay away. ...Read more
Respiratory: Many people find the smell and smoke irritating to breathe. People with an allergy might have a really bad problem. Even if you think you enjoy it, it could be doing some harm. I wish it were not true, because i really like it myself and can't be near it. I don't know about other bad effects. Sorry. ...Read more
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Air pollution: It is not so much the odor as the effect it has on the nasal passages & lungs. We know these odors increase the nasal congestion in infants which increases their work of breathing. We know that smoke increases the risk of crib death, although incense has not been studied separately. What is very clear is that it does not in any way improve the life of baby. ...Read more
No: One of the problems is that "herbal incense" can mean anything, and can have anything, everything or nothing in it. Most of it consist of synthetic cannabinoids which are sprayed on inert plant matter. Some of these can be highly dangerous, causing seizures, psychosis, delirium and even kidney failure and death. Other are milder synthetics that do act like marijuana. You are playing with fire. ...Read more
No: these are generally some variant on K2/spice, which contain synthetic cannabinoids which are notoriously impure, may concentrate in some parts of the sprayed plant and not on others, and are associated with far more problems than with marijuana - including seizures, psychosis, delirium and long-term physical and mental health issues. ...Read more
Yes: If you have asthma or allergies then burning incense or candles or even spraying room sprays or perfumes can lead to irritation and difficulty breathing. It should be noticed that prolonged exposures to many chemicals, including smoke from these things, could lead to health complications. ...Read more
Aromatherapy: Is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile plant materials known as essential oils, & other aromatic compounds for the purpose of altering one's mind, moods, cognitive functions & health. Examples of such oils are tea tree which is claimed to have anti-microbial action. Another is lemon oil which enhances mood, lavender as antiseptic, & sage oil to boost memory. ...Read more
Because mosquito-repellent incense is poisonous, what is the best alternative for exterminating mosquitoes?
Repellent: If you are looking for a more natural repellent for mosquitoes consider citronella, lemon eucalyptus oil, soybean oil, geranium oil, clove oil or fennel. These will help to repell mosquitoes but will not exterminate them. ...Read more
Romano-catholic rules:. We have Lent (18 feb-5apr 2015). We cant eat meat every Wed and Fri during it. Would a big Easter meal make me sick?
No sickness: You will be fine to take big Easter meal enjoy Easter meal.Your digestive system remains normal even when you eat lentils and meat on different days. ...Read more
I read an anti-catholic response on here about masturbation. So is it wrong if a man chooses not to masturbate? Is he gonna get sick and die?
Odd statement: Sex, whether practiced with a partner or not is part of normal human sexuality.You, or anyone else, who acts on free will to engage or not engage in any form of sexual expression is free to do so. You are also free to decide that you consider answers on this site to be "anti-catholic". This would not be the 1st time religious sanctions are at odds with scientific study. ...Read more
I was sitting outside next to a stick of burning incense and some of it would blow in my face when the wind would shift. Now my cheat is really heavy?
Irritation: This is a form of air pollution that can cause irritation/inflammation of the trachea or bronchial tubes which should eventually clear without any specific treatment. See your physician if you develop wheezing,productive cough with discolored sputum, fever or shortness of breath. ...Read more