Thanx 4 the info, U rule! n/t

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Posted by Tom on October 23, 2002 at 20:36:55:

In reply to: Re: green dye posted by Catherine Cartwright Jones on October 23, 2002 at 19:41:08:

: : Is this dye dangerous?
: : Does it affect staining?
: The dye is a coal tar/azo/ppd dye, but the green does not seem to
: present the problems that the black does, particularly in the 1 1/2%
: level I last saw turn up on a test. However, if a person is highly
: sensitized to PPD, it could set off a reaction. In any case, it
: certainly does NOT need to be in the henna. Coal tar dyes are
: sucky ecologically/environmentally. I'd love to see them vanish
: henna.
: The dye has no effect on the stain. Better grades of henna may be
: getting a bigger hit of dye just to make the buyers believe it's
: actually *better*, because people buy with their eyes.
: I"ve looked at 2 boxes of Mumtaz, from different cities, and the dye
: levels are similar. That dye absolutely jumps out at you on the
: slide, there's no mistaking it!


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