Holi, the vernal color-festival of the Hindus, has attracted the attention of people all over the world. The festival is celebrated in India traditionally by applying colors to one another irrespective of age and gender. It's the festival of colors but the primary risk which Holi brings along with itself is exposure to harmful chemicals in the form of artificial colors.
Synthetic Holi colors contain harmful chemicals such as oxides, glass particles, and metal substances. They are dangerous to human beings as well as to the environment. Various ocular adverse effects of these colors have been reported including conjunctivitis and corneal necrotizing fasciitis, following exposure to Holi colors. In many places, such colors are prepared on a small scale and lack any quality checks.
Some natural ways to make Holi colors are:
Therefore, considering how harmful artificial colors are, it is best to make colors at home with easily found natural ingredients. So, this Holi say no to chemical-based artificial colors and play with homemade natural colors.