Publications

11/01/2019

Candle Statistics from 2012 to 2018

Compared to the already strong previous year, the candle consumption decreased significantly to approx. 739.000 tons in 2018 (-6,6 %, -52.200 tons) due to the extremely late start of the winter...

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01/17/2019

Candles with Reduced Particle Emissions

In December 2018, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency Miljøstyrelsen published a comprehensive research report [1] on their website that provides a number of important new findings...

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08/26/2016

AECM Statement on Emissions from candles

Consumers of candles may be assured that emissions from burning candles are not hazardous to human health. This is one of the conclusions of the study...

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01/29/2016

Formation of formaldehyde in scented household products

In mid-January 2016, BBC linked limonene in scented household products, including scented candles, to potential health hazards due to the formation of formaldehyde...

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07/14/2015

Consumer Survey on Candle Consumption

This year AECM commissioned for the first time a consumer survey to the market research company ComRes. ComRes is a leading British research consultancy...

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04/24/2015

Executive Summary of the Milan study

In April 2015, the Milan Polytechnic University (Politecnico di Milano) completed the report of the study which was sponsored by the AECM and ALAFAVE...

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02/01/2014

Position on the BfR opinion on lead, nickel and allergenic scents

On 24 January 2014, the German BfR (Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) published an opinion on lead, nickel and allergenic scents in candles to be restricted...

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