Staying in a new house is a joy to everyone. However, due to the proliferation of unscrupulous companies, formaldehyde exceeds the standard and is the most concerned issue for residents.
A variety of methods for removing formaldehyde have also appeared. Recently, a question-and-answer screenshot of “Cancel the formaldehyde in the house” was circulated online. Say, “can light candles, use the carbon particles generated by the burning of candles to absorb formaldehyde to achieve formaldehyde removal.” In addition, burning candles can also burn off the released formaldehyde… Is this method beneficial?
According to the survey, 60% of participants believed this method. However, the experimental results are opposed. Why is this method easy to convince people?
First, the scent produced by the candle's burning covers the smell of formaldehyde, giving the illusion of “removing formaldehyde.” This method is “to cover up.”
Secondly, the burning process of the candle will produce excessive organic pollutants. The gray smoke generated after the candle's burning belongs to the carbon ash substance, which can absorb some formaldehyde. However, regarding the amount of combustion, the requirement to remove formaldehyde still needs to be achieved. And compared with the organic pollutants produced after combustion. This elimination of formaldehyde is worth the loss.
Finally, renovating fire in new homes is also a significant issue. Never listen to the wind or the rain. In a fire hazard, there will be more significant losses.
So, use candle burning to eliminate formaldehyde or advise everyone not to try it.