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Boranes: Health Hazards

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Chemical Name


ICSC Short-Term Exposure

ICSC Long-Term Exposure

ICSC Routes of Exposure and Symptoms

US NIOSH Target Organs & Routes of Entry

US NIOSH Symptoms

BORON OXIDE   1303-86-2

eyes; skin; resp tract


Inhalation: cough, sore throat

Skin: redness

Eyes: redness, pain

Ingestion: abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, shock

Eyes, skin; resp sys Inh; ing; con

Irrit eyes, skin, resp sys; cough; conj; skin eryt

BORON TRIBROMIDE     10294-33-4

eyes; skin; resp tract; lungs

Inhalation: cough, laboured breathing, sore throat

Skin: Redness, burns, pain

Eyes: redness, pain, severe deep burns

Ingestion: burns to mouth and upper gastrointestinal tract, abdominal pain, burning sensation vomiting

Eyes, skin; resp sys Inh; ing; con

Irrit eyes, skin, resp sys; skin, eye burns; dysp, pulm edema

BORON TRICHLORIDE     10294-34-5

eyes; skin; resp tract

Inhalation: burning sensation, cough, laboured breathing, shortness of breath, sore throat

Skin: Redness, burns, burning sensation, pain, blisters

Eyes: redness, pain, loss of vision


eyes; skin; resp tract; lungs

lungs; kidneys

Inhalation: corrosive, burning sensation, cough, laboured breathing

Skin: redness, burning sensation, pain, on contact with liquid: frostbite

Eyes: redness, pain, blurred vision

Resp sys; kidneys; eyes; skin Inh; con

Irrit eyes, skin, nose, resp sys; epis; eye, skin burns; in animals: pneu; kidney damage

DECABORANE    17702-41-9

eyes; resp tract; CNS


Inhalation: cough, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, tremors, convulsions, nausea, weakness, incoordination, symptoms may be delayed

CNS; liver; kidneys Inh; abs; ing; con

Dizz, head, nau, li-head, drow; inco, local musc spasm, tremor, convuls; ftg; in animals: weak; dysp; liver, kidney damage

DIBORANE         19287-45-7

eyes; skin; resp tract; lungs


Inhalation: cough, dizziness, laboured breathing, nausea, sore throat, weakness

Skin: serious frostbite

Eyes: severe deep burns

Resp sys; CNS; liver; kidneys Inh

Chest tight, precordial pain, short breath, non-productive cough, nau; head, li-head, verti, chills, fever, ftg, weak, tremor, musc fasc; in animals: liver, kidney damage; pulm edema; hemorr

PENTABORANE  19624-22-7

resp tract; CNS

Inhalation: nausea, drowsiness, headache, dizziness, blurred vision, tremors, convulsions; symptoms may be delayed

Ingestion: nausea, vomiting

CNS; eyes; skin Inh; abs; ing; con

Irrit eyes, skin, dizz, head, drow, li-head, inco, tremor, convuls, behavioral changes; tonic spasm face, neck, abdom, limbs


mucous membranes; eyes; liver; kidneys; CNS


Inhalation: nose bleeding, cough, chest tightness, shortness of breath, sore throat

Skin: dry skin

Eyes: redness

Ingestion: abdominal pain, confusion, diarrhoea, drowsiness, headache, nausea, vomiting, weakness

Eyes, skin, resp sys Inh; ing; con

Irrit eyes, skin, upper resp sys; derm; epis; cough, dysp


eyes; resp tract

Inhalation: cough, sore throat

Ingestion: abdominal pain, burning sensation



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