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Is burning incense bad for you?

August 26, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A new study shows burning incense may be bad for your health. Researchers from Copenhagen followed more than 60-thousand people in Singapore, where incense is popular, for more than a decade.

They say those who burned incense regularly in their homes were 80 percent more likely to develop cancers of the respiratory tract, such as throat and nasal cancer.

However, researchers did not find an increase in the risk of developing lung cancer.

 

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