Yeah, that's the one. Looking at that list makes it look even worse than simply seeing it in the laundry detergent section. I'll post some more info in regards to why it's viewed as hazardous as well. I've seen that it has the same toxicity level as salt. This is for Sodium Tetraborate, which is Borax you find at the store. The label also states that it contains Sodium Tetraborate DecahydrateHealth Hazard
No adverse effects from inhaling borax have been reported. Ingestion may
cause acute or chronic effects; initial symptoms are nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea; these may be followed by weakness, depression, headaches, skin rashes, drying skin, cracked lips, and loss of hair; shock may
follow ingestion of large doses and may
interfere with breathing. Eye contact with powder or solutions may
cause irritation; no chronic effects have been recognized, but continued contact should be avoided. Local skin irritation may
result from contact with powder or strong solutions; the latter may cause chronic dermatitis on prolonged contact, and if skin is broken, enough boron may be absorbed to cause boron poisoning (symptoms are similar to those for ingestion).
Honestly, i'm not sure. Anther option would be to pick up a Boron supplement. Or to simply start drinking smart water (which is vapor distilled). Or distill your own water. I'm wondering if the headaches would be due to defluoridation. Not sure how quickly it works to eliminate built up fluoride deposits either. Anyway, i'm not advocating anyone try this just yet.
If I stop posting here it's because the Borax wasn't a good idea
Interesting. You should post a link in the iodine/flouride discussion. And organic apples should be a good source of boron. I'm going to look for info on adding it to the soil in my garden.
Yeah alternativista i'll have to do that. I've heard raisins and almonds are high in Boron as well. Didn't know about organic apples so i'll have to pick up some of those as well.
I updated the original post with a discussion of others who are trying this, or who have already tried it
So just reading through some of the other people's experiences trying this on Earth Clinic, it seems like they are experiencing some kidney pain that was reported the same day as consumption of 1/4 teaspoon per liter. And some of them are really freaking out. It seems to be credited to the excess of fluoride being released and circulating in the body. I've been doing this for a week now, and i've experienced headaches that seem to be sourced from the center of my head, which never happens. It's usually in the front.
They also say not to take Boric Acid, because this is not the same a Borax. I'm wondering if a better approach to fluoride detox is to consume foods high in Boron and drink water that has been decontaminated of the fluoride. This would be a longer process, but my guess is that you wouldn't run into these sudden releases of fluoride into your system. Any thoughts?
But then again, this solution to a fluoride detox supposedly only takes a a couple weeks. So i suppose if you can put up with some of the symptoms for a while, it'll be worth it in the end. Also i guess you're only supposed to go 5 days a week doing this
Edited by onefatalgoose, 26 August 2012 - 10:35 AM.