Borax is a substance that is commonly used as solder, a wood preservative, for cleaning, and as an antiseptic, but borax is often misused as a food preservative. The chemical borax has toxic effects that are carcinogenic when it accumulates in a body. A total of 77 food samples were tested for borax in the laboratory and the number of foods containing borax chemicals were obtained. It was found that 3.8% of the food samples tested positive for containing borax chemicals, which was from two samples of meatballs and one sample of curly noodles.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2019|