It bothers me that there is so much decry over bleach and then borax is seen as safe, when my personal research on the two leads me to feel that bleach is safer then borax to use for both the environment and human health.
UPDATEI have gotten an influx of comments and emails since posting this (several I have actually tracked back to those with a vested interest in borax) accusing me of all sorts of being wrong. This is what it is though- these are facts I have researched. Several try to say I shouldn't compare borax and boric acid, I don't believe I did- I did however link them, which is completely valid. I have never, to this day, posted anything against anyone that chooses different then I do on what they eat, clean with, or otherwise their personal lifestyle (I would very much appreciate the same courtesy). I am simply sharing my view, choice and research on this topic. Please, as I often encourage, do your own research. Make choices you are comfortable with, and I will do that same.
Blessings to all.