Have A Safe Holi With Natural Colours

Posted by Krishna Bora on Sun, Mar 16, 2014  
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Why has organic colours become a big deal today in Holi, and what are the side-effects of using chemical colours.  Here is the scoop of the health hazards of the chemicals used in Holi colours:


For example - 


The colour Green is extracted from copper sulphate -which could cause allergies in eye or temporary blindness.



Thes colour Purple is extracted from chromium iodide - which could cause bronchial asthma and other types of allergy.



The colour Silver is extrected from aluminum bromide – which is a well-known carcinogenic.



The colour Black is extracted from lead oxide - may cause renal failures and even lead to learning disability. 



The colour Red is obtained from mercury sulphite – which could cause skin cancer or mental retardation, paralysis, impaired vision to name a few.



The Shiny Colours are a result of powdered glass that are being added to the colours to give a shining touch to the colours.


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