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Common Household Item Left Little Black Dots In Baby's Nose - Mother Warning Others

A mom living in New Jersey named Meghan Budden learned a lesson the hard way after she and her baby had an unfortunate experience with a scented candle. 

Late last year, Budden lit up a couple of scented candles while working around the house. According to her social media post, she "didn't think anything of it," and left the candles burning for "probably six or seven hours."

It wasn't until the next day that she realized what had happened. Black soot emitted by the candles had coated her nostrils. She also found the nasty black soot coating the inside of her baby's nose as well.

However, although it may sound shocking, the soot is not as dangerous as it looks. According to the National Candle Association, the amount of soot put off by common household candles when used according to instructions isn't enough to pose a risk to humans. Note that candles can damage the walls and ceilings around them and produce unsafe amounts of soot if left burning for too long. 

In the case of Meghan and her son, the problem resulted from her son being so young and the candle being lit for twice the recommended amount of time. If they are used properly, there is no danger of candle soot harming humans. That said, it is always an important reminder that it never hurts to read the label on any candle or other household items that get hot (or cold) or are consumed.

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