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Despite Social Media Claims, Borax is Not Safe to Consume

August 15, 2023

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5-15 mins
Drinking Borax Tiktok Trend Influencers
Presented by Health Lab

People are consuming Borax, yes, the laundry powder, as part of a Tik-Tok trend that content creators suggest treats pain and inflammation. This latest trend, reminiscent of the Tide-pod challenge a few years ago, has healthcare professionals worried about the risks following consumption. Karthik Ramani, MBBS, explains the dangers this trend can pose to essential parts of the body like the kidney and urges parents to be watchful of their children.

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