Incense Stick: An Overlooked Source of Health Hazard

Oshan Shrestha
2020 Journal of Nepal Medical Association  
Nepal, predominantly inhabited by people driven by the principles of Hinduism and Buddhism, has seen the practice of burning incense sticks for a very long time. There has been an extensive practice of burning incense sticks in temples, monasteries, and even regularly in indoor household settings. This article puts light on the constituents of smoke coming from a burning incense stick and on the possible risks, they possess for occupational hazards and indoor air pollution.
doi:10.31729/jnma.5286 pmid:34504363 pmcid:PMC7654492 fatcat:nyxw5dfgkfh6dofrdmfpblzyd4