In Australia it IS illegal to sell candles containing more than 0.06% of LEAD. At Bliss we think ANY amount of lead is too much. However some cheaper candles on the market continue to use wicks which contain Lead. The lead helps the wick remain upright whilst burning and is usually identifiable by a circular core running through the wick.
When burned in an enclosed area for a long time lead wicks can release fumes into the atmosphere. Emissions from candles containing lead are considered hazardous to the health, particularly for unborn babies, small children and pregnant women who can experience: