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Egg dyes can be dangerous!

Although the dye is applied to the shell, it also penetrates the egg through cracks and through hands. And some dyes contain chemicals that can harm health and provoke allergic reactions - redness of the skin, itching, rashes, swelling, suffocation attacks, etc.


How to figure it out?

Advice from specialists of the Lviv Regional Center for Disease Control and Prevention




However, housewives should think not only about how picturesque and beautiful the painted testicles will look in the holiday basket, but also about whether they will be safe for health. Therefore, it is worth studying the composition of artificial dyes, which is indicated on the package.


Pay attention to the absence of such dangerous substances in the composition of dyes:

· Tartrazine (E 102) - contained in green paints, has a negative effect on the activity and fixation of children's attention;

· Sunset (E 110) - contained in paints from yellow to red colors, is a carcinogen, can cause stomach upset and swelling of mucous membranes;

· Azorubin (E 122), quinoline yellow (E 104), special red (E 129), ponzo 4R (E 124) red shade, which are not so common, but still it is necessary to be vigilant.


Safe for decorating eggs can be:

· curcumin (E100) - a bright yellow natural dye of vegetable origin obtained from turmeric;

· chlorophyll (E 140) - green natural dye, which is contained in most plants and algae;

· carotene (E160) - orange dye, can be of plant origin or synthesized chemically.


Use natural dyes for coloring, which have been mostly used by people since long ago. These are traditional methods of coloring eggs using onion, walnut and beet shells, which are completely safe and affordable.

Be vigilant consumers and happy holidays!

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