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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:02 PM
The only journal database access I have is restricted to religion and philosophy, but I want to look up something only distantly related.
When I was doing science, I remember reading a paper on how prolonged exposure to incense caused increased cancers of the throat etc. I've also heard anecdotally that incense can be bad for people with asthma, and gestating mothers (basically that it's not unlike passive smoke in its health effects).
I'd like to find any articles out there investigating the health effects of incense - is anyone willing to throw a few search terms into a health journal database and see what comes up? I'd be eternally grateful...
Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:21 PM
These are locked (for non-students) by my uni but there are a bunch:
-A Case–Referent Study of Lung Cancer and Incense Smoke, Smoking, and Residential Radon in Chinese Men (2011)
-Soot-driven reactive oxygen species formation from incense burning (2011)
-Characterization of emissions from burning incense (2002)
-Characteritization of, and health risks from, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins/dibenzofurans from incense burned in a temple (2009)
Hope that helps!
Edited by baking101, 06 February 2013 - 07:21 PM.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:27 PM
Title: Lung cancer in men exposed to incense smoke.(Research)(Brief article)
Source: Environmental health perspectives [0091-6765] yr:2011 vol:119 iss:11
Title: A case-referent study of lung cancer and incense smoke, smoking, and residential radon in Chinese men.
Source: Environmental health perspectives [0091-6765] Tse, Lap yr:2011 vol:119 iss:11 pg:1641 -6
Title: Incense use and respiratory tract carcinomas
Source: Cancer [0008-543X] Friborg, Jeppe yr:2008 vol:113 iss:7 pg:1676 -1684
Title: Lung cancer in Chinese women: evidence for an interaction between tobacco smoking and exposure to inhalants in the indoor environment.
Source: Environmental health perspectives [0091-6765] Tang, Li yr:2010 vol:118 iss:9 pg:1257 -60
Title: Heavy incense burning in temples promotes exposure risk from airborne PMs and carcinogenic PAHs.
Source: Science of the total environment [0048-9697] Chiang, Kuo-Chih yr:2006 vol:372 iss:1 pg:64
Edited by Miss Cookie, 06 February 2013 - 07:30 PM.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:38 PM
Google scholar was my greatest friend at Uni.
I just put in "health effects of incense" and there were heaps. SOme articles are downloadable for free and some you need a Uni password but check them out.
Edited by AMPSyd, 06 February 2013 - 07:48 PM.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:08 PM
When do you need them by? On the weekend I can download articles from databases additional to the ones you have access to, if that's of any use.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:31 PM
I think I've got what I need for now...it's not urgent. It's just that I foresee arguments about the use of incense in my near future, and I want to be prepared!
Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:28 PM
Yes, from the brief bit I read it's not healthy.
Yes, from the brief bit I read it's not healthy.
Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:31 PM
Well, it stands to reason... but some people are very attached to their incense. I once got accused of something like "wanting to destroy everything this church stands for" for raising the issue!
Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:42 PM
I liked my life better before I read this thread. How can I get back to that state of blissful ignorance?
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