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Sodium tetraborate (anhydrous) - Identification, toxicity, use, water pollution potential, ecological toxicity and regulatory information

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Identifying information, including synonyms, ID numbers, use type, chemical classification, a link to a list of all products containing this chemical and a list of the top crops this pesticide is used on in California.
Signs and symptoms of poisoning, first aid, and links to treatment information for this chemical.
Link to information on toxicity to humans, including carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and acute toxicity.
Links to world-wide registration status as well as regulatory information for the U.S. and California.
Water quality standards and physical properties affecting water contamination potential.
Toxicity to aquatic organisms.
List of chemicals in the same family, including breakdown products, salts, esters, isomers, and other derivatives.
 

Chemical Identification and Use for Sodium tetraborate (anhydrous)

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: Sodium tetraborate (anhydrous)
CAS Number: 1330-43-4
U.S. EPA PC Code: 011112
CA DPR Chem Code: 5054
Molecular Weight: 201.3
Use Type: Herbicide , Insecticide , Molluscicide
Chem Class: Inorganic
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Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
(US EPA PC Code ) , 011112 (US EPA PC Code Text ) , 1330-43-4 (CAS number) , 1330434 , 1330434 (CAS number without hyphens) , 20 Mule Team Concentrated Borascu , 20Mule Team Concentrated Borascu , 5054 (CA DPR Chem Code) ) , Borax, andydrous , Boron sodium oxide (B4Na2O7) , Boron sodium oxide (B4Na2O7) (1330-43-4) , Boron sodium oxide (B4Na2O7) (1330-43-4) , disodium tetraborate , SODIUM TETRABORATE , Sodium tetraborate (anhydrous) , SODIUM TETRABORATE (ANHYDROUS) (CA DPR Chem Code Text ) , Sodium tetraborate (Na2B4O7) , Sodium tetraborate (Na2B4O7) (7CI) , Sodiumtetraborateanhydrous
 
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Signs and Symptoms of Sodium tetraborate (anhydrous) Poisoning

NOTE! There may be other diseases and chemicals that have similar symptoms.

If you have a poisoning emergency in the United States call 1-800-222-1222.
If the victim has collapsed or is unconscious, call 911.

Sodium tetraborate (anhydrous) is a Borate compound.

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Symptoms of Poisoning with Borate Compounds
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- Irritation of skin and respiratory tract.
- The gastrointestinal tract , skin vascular system and brain are the principal organs and tissues affected.
- Nausea, persistent vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea.
- Lethargy and headache may occur but are less frequent.
- In severe poisonings, a beefy red skin rash affecting palms, soles, buttocks and scrotum has been described. With severe poisoning, erythematous and exfoliative rash, unconsciousness, respiratory depression, and renal failure.

Source for Group Symptoms: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 8.

Treatment for Borate Poisoning

See: Recognition and Management of Pesticide Poisoning, 5th edition, U.S. EPA, Chapter 8, page 76.

 
Symptoms of Sodium tetraborate (anhydrous) Exposure from the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

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Route of Exposure

Symptoms

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Inhalation Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. Nose bleed. Fresh air rest.
Skin Dry skin. Redness. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain. First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible) then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Weakness. Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
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Rasorite 65 is a trade name.
 

Toxicity Information for Sodium tetraborate (anhydrous)

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Summary Toxicity Information

PAN Bad Actor
Chemical
1
Acute
Toxicity
2
Carcinogen Cholinesterase
Inhibitor
Ground
Water Contaminant
Developmental or
Reproductive Toxin
Endocrine
Disruptor
Not Listed Slight Not Likely No
 
Indicates high toxicity in the given toxicological category. Indicates no available weight-of-the-evidence summary assessment. For additional information on toxicity from scientific journals or registration documents, see the "Additional Resources for Toxicity " section of the chemical detail page.
1. PAN Bad Actors are chemicals that are one or more of the following: highly acutely toxic, cholinesterase inhibitor, known/probable carcinogen, known groundwater pollutant or known reproductive or developmental toxicant. NOTE! Because there are no authoritative lists of Endocrine Disrupting (ED) chemicals, EDs are not yet considered PAN Bad Actor chemicals.
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.

Detailed Toxicity Information

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
Acute Toxicity 2
Sodium tetraborate (anhydrous) Boric acid
WHO Acute Hazard
TRI Acute Hazard
Material Safety Data Sheets
Acute rating from U.S. EPA product label
U.S. NTP Acute Toxicity Studies
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Cholinesterase Inhibitor
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Available
Slightly Toxic
No NTP Studies

No
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Available
Slightly Toxic
Slightly Toxic

No
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.
 
Cancer Information
Sodium tetraborate (anhydrous) Boric acid
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
E, Unlikely
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
E, Unlikely
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
Sodium tetraborate (anhydrous) Boric acid
Illinois EPA list
Keith list
Colborn list
Benbrook list
Danish Inert list
EU list
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed





Yes
 
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity
Sodium tetraborate (anhydrous) Boric acid
CA Prop 65 Developmental Toxin
U.S. TRI Developmental Toxin
CA Prop 65 Female Reproductive Toxin
CA Prop 65 Male Reproductive Toxin
U.S. TRI Reproductive Toxin
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Chemicals of Special Concern
Sodium tetraborate (anhydrous) Boric acid
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for Sodium tetraborate (anhydrous)

Water Pollution Potential

This Chemical
Parent Chemical
  Sodium tetraborate (anhydrous) Boric acid
PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Insufficient Data Insufficient Data
 

Sorry, no water quality standards or criteria have been established for this chemical by the U.S. or Canadian governments; however, there may be criteria established for related chemicals.

 

Regulatory Information for Sodium tetraborate (anhydrous)

International Regulatory Status

This Chemical
Parent Chemical 
 
UNEP Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP)
UNEP Prior Informed Consent Chemical (PIC)
WHO Obsolete Pesticide
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

U.S. and California Regulatory Status

U.S. EPA Registered
U.S. EPA Hazardous Air Pollutant
U.S. EPA Minimum Risk Pesticide (25b list)

CA Registered
CA Groundwater Contaminant
CA Toxic Air Contaminant
No
Not Listed
No

No
Not Listed
Not Listed
Yes
Not Listed
No

Yes
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

Maximum Tolerance and Residue Levels

Codex Alimentarius
   (UN FAO Maximum Residue Limits)
U.S. Maximum Tolerance Levels
European Union Maximum Residue Levels
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Ecotoxicity for Sodium tetraborate (anhydrous)

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Fish Mortality
Insects Growth, Mortality
Phytoplankton Population
Zooplankton Intoxication, Mortality, Population
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Fish Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic to Slightly Toxic
Insects Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic
Zooplankton Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic
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Terrestrial Ecotoxicity

Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group

Sorry, no honeybee acute toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

Note: Population-level effects on honeybees may occur even if a pesticide has low acute toxicity. For example, certain pesticides interfere with honeybee reproduction, ability to navigate, or temperature regulation, any of which can have an effect on long-term survival of honeybee colonies. The neonicotinoids, pyrethroids and keto-enol pesticides are some types of pesticides causing one or more of these effects.
Honeybee Chronic Toxicity

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Related Chemicals for Sodium tetraborate (anhydrous)

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
10043-35-3, 11113-50-1 Parent P Boric acid View View View Insecticide Yes Not Listed
1303-96-4 Related 4 Borax View View View Insecticide, Herbicide Yes Not Listed
12447-61-9, 12767-90-7, 1332-07-6 Related 4 Boric acid(H4B6O11), zinc salt(1:2) View View View Fungicide Yes Yes
12040-58-3 Related 4 Boric acid, calcium salt View View View Insecticide, Fungicide No Not Listed
1303-86-2 Related 4 Boric oxide View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
7440-42-8 Related 4 Boron View View View No Not Listed
12008-41-2 Related 4 Disodium octaborate anhydrous View View View Insecticide Yes Not Listed
12280-03-4 Related 4 Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate View View View Insecticide, Herbicide Yes Not Listed
12046-09-2 Related 4 Nobleite View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
11138-47-9 Related 4 Perboric acid, sodium salt View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
10332-33-9 Related 4 Perboric acid, sodium salt, monohydrate View View View Insecticide Yes Not Listed
12229-13-9 Related 4 Potassium pentaborate (KB5O8), tetrahydrate View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
1332-77-0 Related 4 Potassium tetraborate View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
7775-19-1 Related 4 Sodium metaborate View View View Insecticide Yes Not Listed
Related 4 Sodium metaborate octahydrate View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
Related 4 Sodium metaborate tetrahydrate View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
11139-65-4 Related 4 Sodium pentaborate View View View Insecticide, Plant Growth Regulator No Not Listed
7632-04-4 Related 4 Sodium perborate View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
10486-00-7 Related 4 Sodium perborate (NaBO3) tetrahydrate View View View Insecticide No Not Listed
1330-43-4 Related 4 Sodium tetraborate (anhydrous) View View View Insecticide, Herbicide, Molluscicide No Not Listed
12179-04-3, 11130-12-4 Related 4 Sodium tetraborate (pentahydrate) View View View Insecticide Yes Not Listed
1319-33-1 Related 4 Ulexite View View View Insecticide, Fungicide No Not Listed
 
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