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Many people are concerned about whether borax is a safe chemical. There are many sites on the internet claiming it is toxic. I disagree with these sites and believe that borax is as safe for household use as table salt or washing soda—in other words, the dose makes the poison.
Borax is a naturally occurring mineral found in concentration in dried salt lake beds, and consists of water, sodium, boron and oxygen. The main areas where borax is mined today are in Turkey and California. Boron is an essential trace mineral nutrient required for many functions in the bodylike rebuilding bone and teeth, hormone regulation, absorption and metabolism of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, and maintaining communication between your cells.
In fact, boron is as essential for the parathyroid gland as iodine is for the thyroid.
Boron is ubiquitous in soil and water, and is required for plant growth. Diets with a fair amount of fruit and vegetables provide about 2 to 5 mg of boron per day, but this also depends on the region where the food was grown and how it was grown.
The Evidence on Borax All of the studies that showed evidence of possible hormone disruption in animals either used ridiculously high doses of borax many grams delivered intravenouslyor they conflated borax with boric acid, which is NOT the same stuff. Borax sodium tetraborate is used in the process of making boric acid, but there is a tremendous chemical difference between the two.
Many of the studies used to demonstrate the alleged danger of borax often used boric acid instead, or were ambiguous about which was used. This includes the EWG data. Borax can be toxic at the high doses used in animal studies.
It has this effect at high doses is because it is essentially an overdose of the element boron. Iron, zinc and calcium are required by the body too, but an overdose of any of these will also send you to the hospital, or even kill you!
However, adults would never ingest anything even close to the amount of borax required to do harm—unless they worked unprotected for years in a borax mine or packaging factory. However, you will want to keep your small children and pets out of the borax, just as you would keep them away from the chewable vitamins.
An overdose of boron can be as dangerous as an overdose of zinc or iron, especially for small bodies. Borax is officially classified as non-carcinogenic and a mild skin irritant. The high alkalinity of borax pH 9. The alkaline pH of borax, washing soda and baking soda is what softens the water, and makes it possible for them to clean your clothes.
There are also several studies in the ToxNet database that show borax is only a very mild lung irritant and causes no lasting damage.
If ingested, it is quickly excreted in the urine. In addition, it does not really penetrate the skin well, and is not bio-accumulative.
Finally, the Material Safety Data Sheet lists borax as a health hazard of 1—the same as baking soda and salt. In other words, borax is toxic in the same way that salt is toxic Actually ounce for ounce, salt is more toxic:Context of writing.
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There are many sites on the internet claiming it is toxic. I disagree with these sites and believe that borax is as safe for household use as table salt or washing soda—in other words, the dose makes the poison.