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 Post subject: Boric Acid
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:47 am 
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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:
• Blisters
• Collapse
• Coma
• Convulsions
• Drowsiness
• Fever
• Lack of desire to do anything
• Low blood pressure
• Significantly decreased urine output (or none)
• Sloughing of skin
• Twitching of facial muscles, arms, hands, legs, and feet

http://www.ehow.com/about_5554647_dange ... -acid.html
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/infoser ... ates_borax
http://www.ehow.com/facts_5557771_boric ... onous.html
http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/boricgen.pdf
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency ... 002485.htm
http://devinefarm.net/rp/rpboric.htm
http://www.beyondpesticides.org/infoser ... _borax.htm
http://www.boric-acid.co.uk/boric-acid-hazards


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