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2. Limit Aromas
Scents of all sorts can be bothersome when your lungs and airways are compromised, and some can cause particularly bad breathing problems. Scented candles are common culprits, and since they’re often scattered around the room for ambience, the artificial aromas can build up to dizzying levels.
If you like the effect of scented candles, feel free to arrange them around the room, but don’t light them. If you’re attending an event at someone else’s house, politely explain your concern about the irritating scents, and they will probably be very happy to replace them with unscented candles. Soy candles are probably the best choice as they burn very clean.
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