Holi 2019- 5 Ways Holi Colors Can Damage Your Skin
By: Pinki Sat, 16 Mar 2019 10:43 AM
The annual holiday festival of colors, Holi, is less than a week away, and as usual, we can expect the traditional promises to be made of renewed friendship, forgiveness for sins committed in the recent past, and a fun-filled day of frolic marked by a splashing of coloured powder, water and balloons, and a chanting "Holi Hai".
But today, markets are over flooded with different types of paste colors, wet and dry colors. These colors contain harmful chemicals in it and people enjoy playing with these harmful happily. The chemical colours contain solvents like lead, aromatic compounds, tetrathyline and benzene. Red, green and black are some of the dark colors that contain copper sulphate, mercury sulphite and lead oxide in high content. These harmful solvents when mixed with colors can directly lead to skin related problems like rashes, skin cancer, allergy, etc.
* Causes allergy in eyes which results in blindness, redness of the eyes.
* Excess intake of black colour containing lead oxide through air directly affects the kidney.
* Chlorine iodine contains in purple colour causes asthma.
* Causes skin cancer.
* Directly attack the nervous system which results in mental retardation.