Our fire marshall has prevented us from burning candles for a couple of years now. Some use candle warmers, some just use plug ins. My mom has terrible allergies to most fragrances. Just walking by an open door with a candle burning will have her throat closing in seconds. Since her troubles became so severe, I have become much more aware about the "smells" in my room.
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Nice way to bring up the candle incident since October is Fire Prevention Month... In fact this week is Fire Prevention Week.
Anyway, it is illegal to burn candles in our school. Do email the principal about this problem. You should not have to suffer because someone wants to burn a candle at a work place.
With the occasional horror stories about school fires, I cannot imagine why any teacher would choose to burn a candle in a school. For mass, yes-- it's part of a religious service, away from paper and little hands But in a classroom-- NO WAY! Buy some potpourri, but don't endanger the lives of hundreds of kids because you want to create a little atmosphere. A stray breeze and a piece of loose leaf are all it would take for a huge crisis!
How scary. This needs to be reported before it becomes a tragic accident.
Sometimes our builing smells moldy and I will use a product from the supermarket called Renuzit. It costs about $1 and last for about a month. Gives off a nice scent.
Of course if you have students with fragrance allergies, then I wouldn't suggest getting one.