Borax, boron, deficiency, natural home remedy
We only need very small quantities of boron for good health and to prevent diseases such as arthritis. In large quantities it has adverse effects, the same as any other compound.
Borax and boric acid have very low toxicity. Borax's LD50 (median lethal dose) score is 2.66 g/kg in rats, and boric acid is similar. (11) To put it in perspective, table salt
is only slightly less toxic with an LD50 of 3.75 g/kg in rats according to the Merck Index.
Here is a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for borax and for table salt (21), obtained from the same company. Compare the Toxicological Information and Health Hazard Data on the two sheets. You will see that table salt (sodium chloride) is 50-100% more toxic than borax! You will also see that the references they use to imply that borax has effects on fertility require absurdly high doses, and at those doses the studies are still not conclusive.
It is likely that toxicity symptoms will develop only after taking several grams (thousand mg) per day for several months. Signs of boron toxicity are diarrhoea
, lethargy, nausea and vomiting. Eventually, also dermatitis and liver damage. Excess boron can worsen or trigger conditions like ADHD, allergies
, cystic fibrosis, dyslexia, liver and oesophageal cancer. Excessively high doses of boron tend to increase the blood levels of calcium and oestrogen, lower blood glucose, vitamin B6 and zinc
So the medical community discredits borax through a bunch of crooked tests and then when the get caught nothing happens and things go on the same as if the studies were true.
It is still against the law to take advantage of people who prey on stupid people.The fact that their stupidity comes from lies fostered by said medical industry points to them being a danger to the general public rather than being there to do only good. ('Do no harm' oath crock of shit pledge)