• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • raven ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Julia Winter
stewards:
  • Burra Maluca
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Bill Erickson
garden masters:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Bryant RedHawk
  • Mike Jay
gardeners:
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • Dan Boone
  • Daron Williams

Borax for radiation reduction  RSS feed

 
Posts: 1400
Location: Verde Valley, AZ.
 
Posts: 299
Location: Portland, Oregon Maritime, temperate, zone 7-8.
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have heard that Borax is bad for us, and that boron, as a trace mineral, must be added with caution, after a soil test.

I am interested to know more.

I am interested in all ways to protect ourselves against radiation.

I may be wrong.

Be well.

Pamela Melcher

 
Posts: 98
Location: BC Interior, zone 5a
1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
most soils are deficient in B, and hence most humans are also deficient in B
most soils can use 1-4 ppm B to help Ca do it's job.. B should be roughly at a ratio of 1:1000 with Ca
B increases sap pressure, which can help resolve issues with sap sucking pests
B is best applied 2-3 times during the growing season (dissolved in water) rather than 1 time
 
Posts: 61
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Borax has boron in it. Boron absorbs neutron radiation. It is used as a safety system in nuclear reactors to shut down the chain reaction if other systems fail.

Radiation from contamination comes from beta and gamma particles.

Someone is trying to sell Borax to the uneducated public.


What can really protect you?

Time: radioactive contamination goes away, in seconds or minutes to 1000's of years depending on the level and type.
Shielding: like lead, water, soil or concrete.
Distance: law of inverse square
Dilution: entropy
 
Without subsidies, chem-ag food costs four times more than organic. Or this tiny ad:
Binge on 17 Seasons of Permaculture Design Monkeys!
http://permaculture-design-course.com
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!