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.


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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