Green isn't all that green after all

While the color green has been the hue of choice for environmentalists and companies wishing to show that they care about nature, making a product green is actually toxic. Due to the difficulty of making a green dye and all the chemicals that are used, it contaminates anything it touches. So when a product is simply putting some green to make it look a little more nature-friendly, it's actually making things worse. Yay!

From the NY Times:
Take Pigment Green 7, the commonest shade of green used in plastics and paper. It is an organic pigment but contains chlorine, some forms of which can cause cancer and birth defects. Another popular shade, Pigment Green 36, includes potentially hazardous bromide atoms as well as chlorine; while inorganic Pigment Green 50 is a noxious cocktail of cobalt, titanium, nickel and zinc oxide.

The Toxic Side of Being, Literally, Green

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caitlinsdad7 years ago
 What does that mean for the neon-green relish on my Chicago dog?
I think it means you should switch to a nice chutney.
canida kelseymh7 years ago
I recommend tomato chutney, aka ketchup.
Putting ketchup on a Chicago dog is blasphemy.
Would it even be a Chicago dog then?
No, it would be an unholy mockery of a Chicago dog.
*eats hamburger*
FYI, only tourists in NYC put ketchup on their dog.
Wondering whether to go to Instructables HQ or NYC if I go to America.
Depends on if you want strange or stranger.
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