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Dangerous Henna

A recent article came out that featured the dangers of using Black Henna, a cheap facsimile to traditional henna. Black henna has been showing up at weddings and fairs, and has been causing allergic reactions in people, mainly large gnarly blisters in the same design as the henna. Be warned: the pictures of the flowery blisters that go along with the article are interesting, but I personally hate any sort of skin irritation or inflamation, so I was just icked out.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.