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By: Siddharth Manne
While playing Holi, exposure to toxic and unhealthy chemicals can occur, while grouping with large groups of people can cause exposure to the virus. In order to avoid this, we can follow a few of the following methods:
Ensure to Play with a Small Group
To limit exposure to the virus, make sure you only play with close groups of family or friends and avoid attending large gatherings to celebrate this much-needed holiday.
Use Eco-Friendly Colors
In order to protect the environment and protect ourselves from harmful chemicals, we can purchase or make eco-friendly colors at home, using ingredients like turmeric, sandalwood, and henna.
Wash Your Hands Frequently
Helping with personal hygiene and Covid safety, washing your hands frequently before and after playing, as well as when eating food is essential. Holi powders can be easily transmitted to food items, while due to close contact, the Coronavirus can be transmitted with ease.
Keep a Mask On, Especially if You are Playing with Those Outside of Your Isolation Circle
Many of us have an isolation circle, to limit exposure outside our friends and family. If you are playing with those outside of your isolation circle, make sure to use a disposable mask or mask you can wash afterward to stay safe and limit exposure.
Do not let the powders or colored water sit on your skin or hair too long, and make sure to clean it while the hair is wet. Apply sunscreen, and cut your nails short before going out to play. You can also wear sunglasses if you want to specifically protect your eyes and the skin around your eyes.
With one of the most anticipated and missed holidays of the year just days away, make sure to celebrate safely and responsibly! As members of the community, we must ensure that we carry out safe and environmentally friendly practices. Make sure to get together with family and friends and celebrate the festival of lights this Monday!
Desk, Lifestyle. "Holi 2021 Date: When is Holi Festival in 2021?" The Indian Express, 26 Mar. 2021, indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/life-style/holi-the-story-and-significance7237421/.
"Holi 2020: 5 Tips on How to Have a Safe Holi This Year." Hindustan Times, 10 Mar. 2020, www.hindustantimes.com/more-lifestyle/happy-holi-2020-5-tips-on-how-to-have-a-safe-holi-this-year/story-vQszN44wSkC2KvmZm1a1JN.html.
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