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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Drinking water health advisory for boron /|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of the Assistant Administrator for Water.|
|Publisher||U.S. Env. Protection Agency,|
|Additional Subjects||Potable water ; Water quality ; Water pollution effects(Humans) ; Toxicology ; Boron ; Boron compounds ; Environmental effects ; Pharmacokinetics ; Health hazards ; Water pollution effects(Animals) ; Boric acid ; Borax ; Metabolism ; Laboratory animals ; Public health ; Ingestion(Biology) ; Carcinogenicity tests ; Mutagencity tests ; Teratogens ; Chemical analysis ; CAS 7440-42-8 ; CAS 10043-35-3 ; CAS 1303-96-4|
The Health Advisory Program, sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Water, has issued its report on the element boron: included are the compounds boric acid and borax(sodium tetraborate). It provides information on the health effects, analytical methodology, and treatment technology that would be useful in dealing with the contamination of drinking water. Health Advisories (HAs) describe nonregulatory concentrations of drinking water contaminants at which adverse health effects would not be anticipated to occur over specific exposure durations. HAs serve as informal technical guidance to assist Federal, State, and local officials responsible for protecting public health when emergency spills or contamination situations occur. They are not legally enforceable Federal Standards and are subject to change as new information becomes available.
PB92-135458. April 1991. Microfiche.