Color Dust Information
At School-A-Thon, our corn starch color powder has been tested for both health and flammability purposes. It’s a safe and refreshingly fun way to celebrate a successful school fundraiser.
How to Stay Safe with Our Colored Dust
While color dust is safe and we’ve 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 powder. We suggest any participants with allergies or asthma wear protective masks and/or keep a safe distance from the Color Blast Party and Color Blast Stations during the color run fundraiser. We caution parents to evaluate their child’s tolerance to dust and make appropriate decisions.
For all participants, we suggest that they wear some type of protective eye covering such as glasses or goggles. As part of the Color-A-Thon Prizes and Rewards Program, sunglasses are provided at a very low donation level.
We also recommend that a mask, kerchief or some type of covering over the mouth and nose be used to minimize excessive inhalation of the color dust. If needed, School-A-Thon can provide protective masks at a low cost.
Color Run Powder Ingredients
School-A-Thon takes the health and safety of all of our participants seriously. Our Color Dust is non-toxic, 100% safe and biodegradable. It is not meant for consumption, so you’ll want to keep our color dust out of the eyes and lungs.
Ingredients include corn starch and FD&C and/or D&C colors. The colors are approved for use in foods, cosmetics and drugs. These products are not considered hazardous, 29 CFR 1910-1200. Testing data sheets on each color are available.*
Color Powder Throwing Instructions
Around 25 lbs. of colored dust is sent to each event. Each of the four colors is boxed separately and weighs approximately 6 lbs.
To keep the authentic Holi tradition alive at your color run fundraiser, make sure participants are tossing the contents of their color powder packets into the air and not into the faces of friends and fellow participants.
- Do not use electrical devices to distribute the powder
- Set up a gap between the stage and participants
- Prohibit smoking in the event area