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Boron : CAS#: 7440-42-8
  • Published Date:
    September 2007
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    This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions (FAQs) about boron. For more information, call the CDC Information Center at 1-800-232-4636. This fact sheet is one in a series of summaries about hazardous substances and their health effects. It is important you understand this information because this substance may harm you. The effects of exposure to any hazardous substance depend on the dose, the duration, how you are exposed, personal traits and habits, and whether other chemicals are present.

    HIGHLIGHTS: Exposure to boron occurs in the workplace or from using certain consumer products. Breathing moderate levels of boron irritates the nose, throat, and eyes. Ingestion of large amounts of boron can result in damage to the testes, intestines, liver, kidney, and brain. Boron has been found in at least 164 of 1,689 National Priorities List (NPL) sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


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