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Hint of Green, a Summery Limerick…

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A summery day for a teen

Tan skin, blonde hair, the pool scene

It’s easy to forget what can happen

A simple chemical reaction

Pool water can turn your hair green 🙂

In response to Mind and Life Matters Limerick Contest, Summer. 

I always thought it was chlorine that could turn blonde hair green, but my research reveals it is actually copper in the water that is oxidized by chlorine, then binds with the protein in hair strands and turns them green.   

Diane D.

Photo from momsagainstcooties.com