SKIN CREAMS LINKED TO FIRE DEATHS March 19 2017
“Adrian Goldberg presents cutting edge investigative journalism. This week, we looked at the dozens of cases of skin cream users who have died since 2010 by accidentally setting themselves on fire.
The creams contain paraffin and are used to treat conditions like eczema and psoriasis. But unless clothing and bedding are washed regularly, residue from the creams can build up, making fabrics highly flammable.”
Health regulator has asked manufacturers to put warnings on the labels of paraffin creams.
Paraffin is an inexpensive sludge waste product of the petroleum industry that has been bleached then texturised with acrolyn, a known carcinogenic product.
On skin, paraffin acts like a barrier cream and that’s one of the reasons why it sticks to clothes and beddings. Hot paraffin wax is great for hair removal. Some people have been claiming that paraffin candles are massage candles. NO.
Massage candles are made of eco soy wax because they are made of hydrogenated soybean oil, which can safely penetrate your skin. More importantly, paraffin candles burn at high temperature, so hot wax not suitable for massaging.
Soot from paraffin candles contains many of the same toxins that are found in diesel fumes. There have been lots of talks about banning diesel cars because of the known health implications. Therefore it is not a good idea to burn paraffin candles in a confined space.
All candles made of soy wax or beeswax would proudly state their main ingredient on the label. If the candle you have does not specify which wax has been used, then it’s likely to be paraffin wax. Currently, there is no legislation to make suppliers to declare the wax used in candles.
At Yours Naturally Naturally Yours, we never use paraffin in our natural & organic skin care products and some can be used successfully for skin conditions. Also, our beautiful candles are made of Eco soy wax because we care about your health.