Bhubaneswar: Holi, the festival of colours is celebrated with great enthusiasm among all the sections of Indian society. People celebrate holi with colours and sweets which brings the community closer.
During this time Doctors have cautioned not to use toxic synthetic colours as they are harmful to skin. According to dermatologists most colours available in the market are synthetic and contain harmful chemicals. Most of these are industrial dyes and are used to colour textiles. They are harmful for human use and specially for the children. The chemicals often accumulate in the body and cause long term skin problems.
Doctors recommend to use herbal colours instead of synthetic colours and make the festival of colours safer and enjoyable.