Some toxic effects of boric acid on rats

Parent Category: 1989

B. T. Lim


Boric acid was given to rats by incorporating it in the diet. The dosage of boric acid given was 0 .30-0.35g /kg body weight per day. Rats suffered from an abnormal hair loss after receiving boric acid for 4 months. Between the third month and the 10 th month. The average feed intake of both the male and female rats  eceiving boric acid was significantlly lower (p <0.05) compared with that the control rats. During the fourth month and the 1Oth month, the body weighto f rats receiving boric acid were significantly lighter (p <0.05) compared with that of the control rats.There was no sign of cell lesion in the various organs examined after6 months of exposure to boric acid.

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