Our product contains over 99 percent (%) boric acid (H3BO3).
Boric acid, also called hydrogen borate, boracic acid, orthoboric acid and acidum boricum is often used as an antiseptic, insecticide, flame retardant, neutron absorber, or precursor to other chemical compounds. It has the chemical formula H3BO3, and exists in the form of colorless crystals or a white powder that dissolves in water. When it occurs as a mineral in nature, it is called sassolite.
Sassolite is a borate mineral, and is the mineral form of boric acid. It occurs in volcanic fumaroles and hot springs, as well as in bedded sedimentary evaporite deposits. Its mineral form was first described in 1800, and was named after Sasso Pisano, Castelnuovo Val di Cecina, Tuscany, Italy where it was found. The mineral may be found in lagoons throughout Tuscany and Sasso
Boric Acid is a white, odorless powder. It is not flammable, combustible, or explosive, and it presents no unusual hazard if involved in a fire. Boric Acid presents little or no hazard to humans and has low acute oral and even lower dermal toxicity. Care should be taken to minimize the amount of Boric Acid released to the environment to avoid ecological effects.