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Boric Acid

Boric Acid

Written on labels as: Hydrogen borate, boracic acid, orthoboric acid and acidum boricum

Found in the following products: Body care products, cleaning products and diaper cream

Chemical purpose: It is used to prevent bacterial growth and protect cosmetic products from spoilage.

Potential harmful risks:
Endocrine disruption: Disrupts hormones and harms the male reproductive system by decreasing sperm count. In animals, high doses can cause testicular damage to mice, rats and dogs.

Both the European Union and Canada restrict these ingredients in body care products made for children under three years of age. No similar safety standards are in place in the U.S. at this time.

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Written on labels as: Hydrogen borate, boracic acid, orthoboric acid and acidum boricum

Found in the following products: Body care products, cleaning products and diaper cream

Chemical purpose: It is used to prevent bacterial growth and protect cosmetic products from spoilage.

Potential harmful risks:
Endocrine disruption: Disrupts hormones and harms the male reproductive system by decreasing sperm count. In animals, high doses can cause testicular damage to mice, rats and dogs.

Both the European Union and Canada restrict these ingredients in body care products made for children under three years of age. No similar safety standards are in place in the U.S. at this time.

Back to Toxic Chemical Encyclopedia