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Boric Acid
 

Boric acid

Boric acid, a common ingredient in many household and hygienic products can, when overused or consumed, cause skin reactions, hair loss and serious illness,

Where Found

  • Antiseptics and astringents
  • Enamels and glazes
  • Glass fiber manufacturing
  • Medicated powders
  • Skin lotions
  • Some paints
  • Some rodent and ant pesticides
  • Photography chemicals
  • Powders to kill roaches

Note: This list may not be all inclusive.

Symptoms

The main symptoms of boric acid poisoning are blue-green vomit, diarrhea, and a bright red rash on the skin. Other symptoms may include:


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