In Holi, the unrestrained joy and free spirited indulgence in spraying colours at anyone that one can find is welcome for one day of the year. Parents are bound to be apprehensive about their kids in this case as they can do harm to themselves in the unbridled excitement of the festive spirit. You can take some steps to ensure your kids’ safety.
On the day of Holi, before you and the kids get ready with your assortment of colours and spray machine (pichkari) to soak everyone in myriad of colours, pause! You should know what makes the colours you are so fond of. Red colour is mercury sulphite, purple has chromium and bromide compounds, copper sulphate makes green, and black is made from lead oxide. Their usage causes skin irritation, hair loss, allergies and even blindness in some extreme cases. It is better if you discourage the kids to use these chemical colours and get natural colours for them instead.
Follow these tips and try making natural colours at home for safe Holi for you and your kids.
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