Skin Absorption And Reactivity

Boron as boric acid and borax is used therapeutically as a mild topical antiseptic. Absorption through intact human skin, from dilute aqueous solutions (5-10 ), is too slight to result in systemic toxicity (1). However, when applied as a saturated solution to irrigate wounds, or on large areas of injured skin and burns in the form of ointments, boric acid is absorbed in toxic quantities. Absorption through unbroken human skin was first reported in 1924 when boric acid was detected in urine...

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