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Get cosy but steer clear of candles, hygge-loving Danes told

Scientists warn of dangerous fumes as emergency services deal with rise in house fires
The Copenhagen fire brigade advises people to switch to LED lighting rather than candles. Photograph: ChesiireCat/Getty/iStockphoto

Hygge has a dark side. The Danish art of being cosy, specifically its association with the warm glow of candlelight, comes at a price: exposure to possibly dangerous levels of fumes and an increase in house fires.

Research on mice by scientists at Copenhagen University showed

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