Borates are safe in wood and lumber. We have washed our clothes in borax softened water and have washed our hands in Boraxo soap for almost an equal amount of time. In fact, many sterile eyewashes for contact lenses use Boric Acid in their formulations.
Borate Treated wood is completely safe to handle. Borate treated wood does not contain any heavy metals which can have harmful environmental effects.
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