Yes, our Color Dust is non-toxic, 100% safe and is bio-degradable. It is NOT meant for consumption. As with any substance, you will want to keep our color dust out of eyes and lungs.
Corn starch and FD&C and/or D&C colors. Color safety information: Approved for use in foods, cosmetics and/or drugs. These products are not considered hazardous, 29 CFR 1910-1200.
Testing data sheets on each color are available.
COLOR DUST PRECAUTIONS:
Although we have never had any issues in the past, people with allergies and/or asthma may want to take extra precautions when it comes to the Color Dust. We suggest that participants with allergies or asthma wear protective masks and/or keep a safe distance from the Color Blast Party and from the Color Blast Stations during the event.
COLOR DUST THROWING INSTRUCTIONS:
Your Color Dust Throwers along the route should be instructed to toss the color dust at participants’ body (chest down) and not to toss in the faces of participants.
At the Color Blast Party, instruct your participants to toss their color dust into the air and not into the faces of their friends and fellow participants.
COLOR DUST CLEAN UP
The Color Dust is pretty easy to blow off and wash out, but we have some precautions and tips to make it easier for you.
After the Color Blast Party: Have a Color Dust Blower station set up where volunteers are set up to blow the excess color off of participants. A leaf blower on the lowest setting works great!
Instruct parent/guardians/carpool drivers to bring old towels to lay on the seats of vehicles for the trip home.
Clothing: The color mostly washes out after events. Wearing your white Dōn8Zone t-shirt is not only fun but it keeps your participants from ruining “good” clothes. Instruct participants to wear shoes that they won’t mind getting dirty. The Color Dust is expected to wash out of clothing and off of shoes but depending on the type of clothing, how long the dust sits on the clothing and the different methods of washing clothes, cleaning results may vary. Wash all clothes in a separate
load on cold wash and rinse. If participants would like to preserve the color in their shirt, spray it with vinegar and iron it.
Hair and skin: We suggest shaking and blowing off as much Color Dust as possible before climbing into the shower. Brush hair vigorously to get as much dust out as possible. Thoroughly wash hair and body with soap and water. Hair may have to washed twice. If hair is light colored, we suggest putting in conditioner to “coat” hair and prevent any discoloration. If hair does become “colored”, it should wash out after two or three shampoos.
Environmental/Buildings: The Color Dust is not harmful to wildlife or vegetation. Use leaf blowers to blow excess color dust off of walkways and to prevent the color dust from being tracked into buildings. If the Color Dust does get tracked into buildings, use a dust mop to clean floors. A shop vac can be used to pick up large amounts of Color Dust.
COLOR DUST AND ELECTRONICS
Color Dust is...well, dust, and can be very evasive. If you plan on using electronics, wrap them in plastic and tape securely. We suggest using cameras before the race and after the After Blast. If you want to use your camera any time in between, be sure to wrap it securely in plastic.