Going to church is bad for your health

Holy Smoke: Burning incense, candles pollute air in churches:

Incense and candles release substantial quantities of pollutants that may harm health, a detailed new study of air quality in a Roman Catholic church suggests.
Even brief exposure to contaminated air during a religious service could be harmful to some people, says atmospheric scientist Stephan Weber of the University of Duisburg-Essen in Essen, Germany. A previous study in the Netherlands indicated that the pollutants in smoke from incense and candles may be more toxic than fine-particle pollution from sources such as vehicle engines.

No word about the dangers to one’s mental health, though…
Hat-tip: Radagast

3 responses to “Going to church is bad for your health

  1. This is so funny!! When I was in Catholic school, we went to church a few times a week as a class. Everytime the priest would walk by with that swinging insense ball, all of us would cough our lungs up. We would get in a lot of trouble for it too. The Sisters always thought that we were doing it on purpose, and I’m sure a few were, but for me – that stuff honestly made me cough and really bothered my throat. We weren’t even allowed to leave to get water (and we certainly weren’t allowed to bring it with us).
    If I end up with lung cancer, I’m suing. 😉

  2. Bora, really. The article says “may”. yet your headline implies it is certain. A little sloppy, don’t you think?

  3. I am having fun with it, of course.