In India Holi, the festival of colors is celebrated with great joy and enthusiasm. People of all ages – both men and women celebrate the festival by smearing colors on faces of their friends and relatives. Typically, people play with colored powders. These colored powders contain harmful chemicals that can lead to several health problems.

Chemicals In Holi Colours :

Post Holi celebrations a visit to the doctor is a common phenomenon. People usually, visit doctors for skin and eye problems. The chemicals colors available today in the market are of sub-standard quality and lead to skin irritation. This is because the Holi colors sold in the market are made of industrial dyes or oxidized metals mixed with engine oil. These chemical colors contain allergens and cause serious health damage to people allergic to certain chemicals.

The different colored powders available can cause a variety of diseases. For example:

  • Purple

The purple colored powder is obtained from chromium iodide; it is a harmful chemical that can cause bronchial asthma and other forms of allergy.

  • Black

The Black color is extracted from lead oxide. Lead oxide is a potent industrial waste that can cause renal failure or learning disability. It can be dangerous for children.

  • Green

Green color is a favorite color for many holi enthusiasts; however, people don’t know that it is obtained from copper sulphate, which is a toxic substance that can cause allergy in the eyes and even may lead to temporary lose of vision.

  • Red:

The red colored powder, popularly known as gulaal is obtained from mercury sulphite. This harmful chemical color can cause skin diseases, impair vision. It can even to lead to complex situations like mental retardation or paralysis.

Many people like to play with shiny colors, these colors are even more dangerous, the shiny texture is the result of the powdered glass being added to the colors.

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Indian film industry is known as Bollywood. Holi is a national festival and is celebrated with joy all over the world. Holi is also known as the festival of colors. Like other people, people of bollywood also enjoy holi by playing colors.

Bollywood celebrates Holi Party :

Bollywood celebrates Holi

Bollywood Holi

People of bollywood are so much influenced by holi festival and they have made it an occasion to enjoy to the fullest. People in bollywood throw holi parties and invite all the actors, actresses, friends, relatives and other bollywood related persons in the party.

Holi at RK studio is very famous and it is compared with the holi of Matura and Banaras. Holi at the residence of superstar Amitabh Bachchan is also very popular.

This tradition of holi celebration in bollywood was started by superstar Raj Kapoor who has thrown a big holi party at his studio.  Many people of bollywood collected in that party.

In that party, Kapoor’s have followed the tradition to greet everyone with a dip in colored water but with that they have also taken care to not misbehave with women. Since then, the holi celebration became a trend at RK studio.

Holi at the home of megastar Amitabh Bachchan is also very popular. It seems that the megastar is still feels drenched in the color of holi songs Rang Barse and Holi khele Raghubeera. Because of success of these songs, he celebrates the holi festival in a big way. All the related people are personally invited in the party. A shower is specially installed in the garden so that people can wash themselves after playing with colors. After that people eat delicious dishes and drinks, sing holi songs and dance together.

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