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Incense sticks can be more dangerous than cigarettes PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 August 2015 10:02
The smoke from the incense may be more harmful to the body's cells, than cigarette smoke, suggest scientists from the South China University of Technology.   In the study, experts tested two kinds of incense. Both contain agarwood and sandalwood, which are among the most common ingredients used in the manufacture of product. The researchers compared the effects of the smoke of incense and cigarette smoke on Chinese hamster ovary cells and test strains of Salmonella. It turned out that the smoke of incense was more mutagenic, cytotoxic and genotoxic than cigarette smoke. This means that it has chemical properties capable of changing intracellular DNA and cause mutations. It is noted that the mutagenicity, cytotoxicity, and genotoxicity associated with the development of cancer. The smoke from the incense sticks contains ultra-fine particles. They are easily inhaled and, apparently, so can negatively affect health. It is known that they can cause inflammatory reaction.   The smoke of incense was investigated found 64 compounds, and some of them turned out to be highly toxic. The findings show that people with lung disease, and families with small children, probably best to avoid the entrainment of incense. At the same time, scientists stress that definitive conclusions regarding the toxicity of incense is too early to do so because the study was small and carried out on animals.

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