Borax content in foods sold in a campus and its trader characteristics

Fany Saymona Fauzi, Dewi Susanna

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)346-349
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • Borax
  • Canteen
  • Food

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