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BANGKOK 19 May 2019 16:09
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Incense Burning health hazard

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6 minutes ago, VocalNeal said:

Well on the bright side it gave you something to moan about?

 

some damn good surf in west java

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Your comfort and safety is the last of their concerns.

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yes it is a cancer risk

 

yes thai people are blind or ignorant to the risks

 

 

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My first wife died of lung cancer. She was never a cigarette smoker but she was a meditator and sat for one to two hours a day with  heavy incense smoke, often in a closed room. That's one way to achieve transcendence.

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1 minute ago, drtreelove said:

My first wife died of lung cancer. She was never a cigarette smoker but she was a meditator and sat for one to two hours a day with  heavy incense smoke, often in a closed room. That's one way to achieve transcendence.

sorry to here that.

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I've done some testing with my PM2.5 meter outside.. Very clean air, reading of 19, outside.. With a smoker up to 2m away reading is in the red at low 300s and with mosquito coil 400+..

I would think that exposure to incense burning sticks would be in the same parameters.. Extremely toxic and as bad or worse than passive smoking.. 

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Its poisonous to breath, got fish tank? Will kill them too. Should speak of this. I l

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58 minutes ago, rwill said:

Please don't offend the spirits!

The only Spirits that I know of comes in a bottle some taste very good.   😜

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Had to leave the Alibaba in Pattaya for exactly that reason.

 

 

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It's not just incense, but also candles and those electric scented oil thingies.  Really make the PM 2.5 meter go wild.  But then again, so does cooking and the vacuum cleaner.

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No doubt those cheap air refreshenizers available in grape, cherry, fruit punch and sugared pine are no less damaging to your health. Seems to me I remember having been to restaurants where they had cartridges of chemically smelling room refreshener rigged up to the misters on fans turreting back and forth making sure you and your food smell like some kind of cheap perfumy candy. Seems that many Thais feel that food in general smells bad, my wife seems unduly bothered by the smell of my and her own meals. So, perhaps the heavy incense keeps the owner, staff and many of the customers happier.  I'd probably take incense over the chemical room reshreshants, nothing refreshing at all about them, they smell like bug spray if you ask me so I can't imagine they are healthier than Thai incense. I'd order take out if the food were that good, so much more relaxing to eat at home than 90% of the restaurants anyway, no hassles with being ignored when you want to pay, when you'd like to see a menu, when you'd like to order, and like you say there is no awareness and/or concern with people's health and safety so its just better to get your food and get out of their/harm's way.

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