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Boric Acid

General Information

  • Fact Sheet: Boric Acid.pdf
  • Product Names:
  • Chemical Class: Boron compound
  • Uses: Insecticide, fungicide, herbicide
  • Beyond Pesticides rating: Least-toxic

Health and Environmental Effects

  • Cancer: Not documented
  • Endocrine Disruption: Not documented
  • Reproductive Effects: Yes (7)
  • Neurotoxicity: Not documented
  • Kidney/Liver Damage: Not documented
  • Sensitizer/ Irritant: Yes (7)
  • Birth/Developmental Yes (7)
  • Detected in Groundwater: Not documented
  • Potential Leacher: Not documented
  • Toxic to Birds: Not documented
  • Toxic to Fish/Aquatic Organisms: Not documented
  • Toxic to Bees: Not documented

Additional Information