Monday, November 22, 2004


Churchgoing may cause cancer

`Churchgoing may be good for the soul but it could also be dangerous for the lungs, according to a study in the specialist European Respiratory Journal. [..]

[Researchers] were astonished to find that, after the usual nine hours of candle-burning, church air had between 600-1000 microgrammes of fine particulate matter per cubic metre.

This is 20 times the European Union (EU) limits for average concentrations of indoor air, as measured over 24 hours.’

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