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Boric acid

EC / List no.: 233-139-2

CAS no.: 10043-35-3

Mol. formula: BH3O3

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GHS08: Serious Health Hazard

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (ATP01corr) approved by the European Union, this substance may damage fertility and may damage the unborn child.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance may damage fertility or the unborn child.

  • R

Toxic to Reproduction

  • Substance of very high concern (SVHC) and included in the candidate list for authorisation.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 100 000 - 1 000 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Biocidal Uses

This substance is approved for use as a biocide in the EEA and/or Switzerland, for: wood preservation.

This substance is used by consumers, in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

This substance is used in the following products: washing & cleaning products, anti-freeze products, heat transfer fluids, lubricants and greases, adhesives and sealants, laboratory chemicals, textile treatment products and dyes, water treatment chemicals and fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners), outdoor use, indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment) and outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials).

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and formulation in materials.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment) and outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical/electronic products (e.g. computers, cameras, lamps, refrigerators, washing machines).
This substance can be found in products with material based on: stone, plaster, cement, glass or ceramic (e.g. dishes, pots/pans, food storage containers, construction and isolation material), metal (e.g. cutlery, pots, toys, jewellery), paper (e.g. tissues, feminine hygiene products, nappies, books, magazines, wallpaper), wood (e.g. floors, furniture, toys) and fabrics, textiles and apparel (e.g. clothing, mattress, curtains or carpets, textile toys).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: laboratory chemicals, washing & cleaning products, inks and toners, photo-chemicals and fertilisers.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: building & construction work, formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging, agriculture, forestry and fishing, mining, printing and recorded media reproduction and scientific research and development.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement), machinery and vehicles and furniture.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners) and outdoor use.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, metal working fluids, lubricants and greases and laboratory chemicals.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), formulation in materials and manufacturing of the substance.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: pH regulators and water treatment products, water treatment chemicals and welding & soldering products.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging and building & construction work.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement), machinery and vehicles, fabricated metal products and metals.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: in the production of articles, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), formulation of mixtures, manufacturing of the substance, in processing aids at industrial sites and as processing aid.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), as processing aid, formulation of mixtures, in the production of articles and formulation in materials.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use (e.g. machine wash liquids/detergents, automotive care products, paints and coating or adhesives, fragrances and air fresheners).

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