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What is BORC ACID?

Boric acid is a colorless, water-soluble chemical found naturally. It is composed of oxygen, boron and hydrogen. It is believed to have antifungal and antimicrobial properties.

Boric Acid is not only prized for its industrial utility but also for its environmental advantages. Its non-toxic and low-impact properties make it an environmentally responsible choice in various applications, particularly wood preservation and flame retardants.

In this detailed reference, you’ll learn about boric acid uses, potential side effects, and poisoning risks.

Boric acid has multiple domestic and industrial uses and is present in many products. It is available without a prescription in the United States. Always consult your healthcare professional before applying boric acid to any part of the body. It is irritating to the skin and can cause serious reactions.

How to use it?

Boric acid is often a part of homeopathic medicines used to treat vaginal discharge and itching. It is combined in trace amounts with beneficial bacteria and vitamin E. Boric acid vaginal suppositories can be used to treat vaginal yeast infections and bacterial vaginosis (BV).

It is typically used in diluted solutions as a treatment for diaper rash, insect bites and stings, and sunburn.

Boric acid is an effective pesticide against ants, cockroaches, rats and flies.

Boric acid is called a swimming pool chemical because it has proven to be very useful for maintenance. It can help stabilize water pH and prevent algae problems. This product reduces the amount of chlorine needed in the pool. The compound can help keep water clear and sparkling. It is also used to eliminate fungi present in swimming pool water.

It is also useful in treating various types of ear infections in humans and pets (otitis externa, also called swimmer’s ear, is an infection of the external ear canal). The use of boric acid in children is not recommended.

It is also useful for treating bad foot odor. A person suffering from excessively smelly feet can apply boric acid powder mixed with talcum powder to the inside of their shoes.

Boric acid, when mixed with distilled water, serves as a wound spray. The solution contains antiseptic properties that help treat minor wounds such as cuts and burns. This should not be used too frequently.

Urine sample bottles often contain boric acid as a preservative, which maintains the quality of the sample during transport to the laboratory. Clear bottles tend to have a small amount of boric acid powder at the bottom. Research shows that adding this substance reduces false positive results. It also preserves white blood cells present in urine for analysis.

You can get rid of stubborn stains on clothes by adding it to regular detergent while washing.

It is used to remove dirt and odors from kitchens and bathrooms.

Due to its flame retardant properties, boric acid is widely used in the manufacture of furniture, mattresses and insulation. It is useful in preserving wood against attacks by fungi and insects.

It is used industrially to make fiberglass, household glass products, and glass used in liquid crystal displays (LCDs). To produce glass with better chemicals and higher temperature resistance, boric acid is applied to glass products.

It makes an excellent cleaner for all types of mold and for getting rid of insects such as ants, cockroaches, silverfish, fleas and others.

Boric acid is also used in leather manufacturing and the jewelry industry in combination with denatured alcohol.

It is also used for welding flux by blacksmiths.

Mixing it with petroleum or vegetable oil makes an excellent lubricant that can be used on ceramic or metal surfaces. It can also be used to lubricate carrom boards for faster, smoother play.

Manufacturers use boric acid in various products such as enamels, pesticides, glazes and paints.

Boric acid is widely used to treat boron deficiency in plants.


Boric acid is neither harmful, nor deadly, nor toxic in small doses, naturally available in products. However, if the amount of boric acid ingested exceeds the threshold through ingestion or inhalation, it can prove fatal to health. This can cause skin rashes,

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