Exposure To Burning Incense Doubles Risk Of Cancer

August 25, 2008

A new study which will be published in the journal Cancer has found that long-term exposure to burning incense can greatly increase your risk of cancer...Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study which will be published in the journal Cancer has found that long-term exposure to burning incense can greatly increase your risk of cancer.

The study, led by Dr. Jeppe Friborg at Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen, Denmark, looked at 61,000 volunteers who were cancer free at the start of the study.

All who took part were Singapore Chinese, and were aged between 45 to 74.

What researchers found was that long-term exposure to burning incense doubled their risk of developing upper-respiratory cancer.

The focus on these volunteers was due to the fact that in certain cultures, such as in Asia, burning incense is usually a daily thing.

Researchers later confirmed though that incense is not as dangerous as smoking.

The findings will be published in the Oct. 1 issue of Cancer.


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