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Strange Facts About Holi Colors & Its Different Types

types of holi colors, harmful effects of holi colors

Strange Facts About Holi Colors & Its Different Types


Almost everyone use Holi colors on the day of Holi to enjoy and share love and affection with their family, friends and relatives, but do you know the types of Holi colors. Are Holi colors safe for your body? Are Holi colors safe for your children?


Here, we will know the comprehensive detail of Holi colors. We will know the types of Holi colors. We will know the harmful effects of Holi colors. We will also know the hazards of Holi colors. But before moving ahead, do you know the Holi Celebration in india. you can find moe detail of Holi Celebration in India here.

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Types of Holi Color

As we get closer to the day of Holi Festival different types of Holi colors are seen in the market, but Do you know how many types of Holi Colours are there in market? Well, Holi colors are mainly available in three forms

1.    Paste Colors

2.    Dry Colors

3.    Wet Colors

Holi Colors - Paste Colors

Paste Colors are neither liquid nor solid or dry form. It is prepared by mixing solid and liquid in definite proportion.

The metallic pastes are tremendously toxic here is the list of colors chemical used and their side effects

 Black Color - Lead Oxide- Renal Failure

Green Color - Copper Sulphate – Eye Allergy, Puffiness and Temporary Blindness

Silver Color - Aluminum Bromide- Carcinogenic

Blue Color - Prussian Blue- Contact Dermatitis

Red Color - Mercury Sulphide- Highly Toxic can cause skin cancer


Holi Colors - Dry Colors

In India Dry Colors are commonly known as Gulal. On the day of Holi festival it is the main weapon found in every hand. But you should be very careful and know how to use Holi powder.


Dry colors are a colorant mixed with a filler base. In chemical color, these are usually a toxic heavy metals and asbestos or silica.


Heavy metals are known to be systemic toxins which disrupt the body metabolic functions and body's vital organs such as kidney, liver and bones.


Asbestos and silica are extremely dangerous for our body. Here is the list of chemicals and their side effects on our body.


Lead- Learning Disability, highly toxic for children, affects vital organs and affects unborn children

Chromium- Bronchial asthma, Allergies

Cadmium- Itai Ita disease (Fragile Bones)

Nickel- Dermatitis Pneumonia

Copper- Affects eyes, skin, respiratory system, liver and kidneys

Mercury- Affect Kidney, liver, nervous system, unborn children

Zinc- Fever

Iron- Skin becomes sensitive to light

Silica- Skin dries and chaps

Asbestos- Carcinogenic in small quantities builds up in the body

We know that Indians can be seen around the world. So its Holi celebration can be seen in different countries as well. Do you know how people take parts in Holi Celebration from different parts of world? You can know more about Holi Celebration in World here


Holi - Festival of Colours Around the World  

Holi Colors - Water Colors

One commonly available water colorant used during Holi is Gentian Violet a highly toxic and hazardous chemical. Exposure to gentian Violet leads to severe skin ailments and eye problems.


The environment impact of a toxic, chemical–laced Holi is rarely mentioned. Can you imagine the damage that tons of heavy metals and toxic chemical are inflict upon the earth, polluting our soil and water, most importantly contaminating it forever?


In the form of polluted water it is drained into river ponds, lake and groundwater.


Human being as well as animals consume that water again which leads to several serious disease.


Holi is the festival of colors but we should make it joyful and spread love with other. We should not ignore all those acts which can cause several serious problems with other living beings in coming futures


Effects of Holi on Environment

Holi is the festival of colors. Abeer, Gulal, Colors and Pichkari are seen almost in every hand on the day of Holi festival, but do you know the effects of Holi on environment? Do you know the hazards of Holi colors? If you care about your health and environment then you should know all the side effects of Holi colors and its effects. Holi is celebrated to spread love and affection between each other. Holi is celebrated to make others laugh and live their life happily to forget all problems and hurdles for a moment.

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