E284 — пищевая добавка, консервант: борная кислота, boric acid (Е284)

Preservative and bleaching agent. Boric acid is best known for being an antiseptic, but it is also used in insecticides, leather finishing, paints, soaps, wood preserving, and in ceramics and glass manufacturing. Boric acid is industrially synthesised by treating borax with strong acid. Boric acid forms crystals in which a planar array of BO3 units is joined by unsymmetrical H bonds. Used in foods, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and numerous industrial processes. Used in Australia for a well known ant poison. Suspected to be a neurotoxic hazard. Ingestion is harmful and may be fatal. Harmful by inhalation. Irritant. May cause congenital malformation in the fetus. Laboratory tests with animals suggest this material may cause reproductive disorders.



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