Holi is upon us once again. People of all ages enjoy this festival of colours. After all, who doesn’t love playing with colours and having water fights all day long! But did you know that these colours are extremely harmful?
This may not come as a surprise because most of us are aware of the problems posed by colours. However, we ignore it or conveniently forget about it every year during this time. Let us take some of your time to remind you just how toxic these chemicals are and how you can protect yourself from its harmful effects.
Stay away from these dangerous colours
The colours commonly used these days during Holi are prepared using metallic compounds such as mercuric sulphate (red), copper sulphate (green), lead oxide (black) and aluminium bromide (silver).