Consuming foods containing borax did not sertamerta adverse effects on health. But a little borax will be absorbed in the body in a cumulative consumer.
Other than through the digestive tract, borax can also be absorbed through the skin. Borax are absorbed in the body is stored cumulatively in the liver, brain, and testes (testicles).
Power toksitasnya is acute LD-50 4.5 to 4.98 g / kg body weight (rats). In high dosisi, borax in the human body can cause dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and others.
In small children and babies, as many as 5 grams of borax in the body can cause death. While deaths in adults occur if the dose reached 10-20 grams or more.
Borax is a sodium salt is widely used in various non-food industry, particularly the paper industry, glass, wood preservatives, and ceramics. He is colorless and easily soluble in water.
Just so you know, strong-known pyrex glass which could have a performance like that because it is made with a mixture of borax. Most likely caused by the preservative borax boric acid compound active.
Boric acid (H3BO3) is a weak organic acid that is often used as an antiseptic, and can be made by adding sulfuric acid (H2SO4) or hydrochloric acid (HCl) in borax.
Boric acid is also often used in medicine and cosmetics. For example, a solution of boric acid in water (3%) is used as an eyewash and is known as boorwater.
Boric acid is also used as a gargle, nasal sprays, and ointments minor injuries. But, remember, this material should not be drunk or used in the wound area, because the toxic when absorbed into the body.
Ironically, borax has long used the people of Indonesia for the manufacture of raw materials gendar rice, or crackers gendar. Javanese people used to call character or plate. Water bleng (pijer) used in making this a true character or gendar is borax. So, borax present in the diet, even including one of our favorite foods.
Not only gendar, borax are also widely used for other food industries, such as the manufacture of noodles, rice cake, rice cake, meatball, and even ketchup. That said, making noodles and macaroni factories also use pure boric acid made in the pharmaceutical industry.
In pure form is not, in fact borax has been produced since 1700, in the form of water bleng. YLKI through Consumer News (1991) reported that approximately 86.49 percent of the wet noodle samples taken in Yogyakarta, Semarang, and Surabaya containing boric acid (borax). Then 76.9 percent of wet noodles containing borax and formaldehyde together!
YLKI also reported the existence of borax in a variety of snacks in South Jakarta. Though the Government has banned the use of borax as of July 1979, and strengthened through the Minister of Health Decree No. 733/Menkes/Per/IX/1988.
As described above, some meatballs on the market also contain borax. But we can distinguish between the meatballs that contain borax or not.
Meatball containing borax is more chewy than the meatballs without borax. If bitten by going back into shape. He is also durable and lasting up to several days.
The color is more white. Unlike the meatballs without borax is gray and evenly on all parts.
If still in doubt, try pieces of meatball into the floor. If the ball bounces like bekel, meaning it contains borax meatballs.
While making the meatballs do not have to use various chemicals. Meatball can be generated by either without the use of borax.
We could use a safer preservatives, such as potassium carbonate, sodium carbonate, carrageenan, or calcium propionate. (Susiana, professor of Biology, Faculty of Science Undip-32)