Borax

 

Below Threshold

 

Regulatory Ban

 

Medium Hazard Concern

Facts about this ingredient

  • Borax is suspected of causing kidney toxicity, according to various official national and internation hazard classification systems and/or by being recognized under EPA - IRIS Inhalation Reference Concentration (RfC) list and/or EPA - IRIS Oral Reference Dose (RfD) as having appropriate critical effects.
  • Borax is suspected of causing endocrine-disrupting effects, according to European Commission Annex 13. Includes both Category 1 (evidence for endocrine disruption in living organisms) and Category 2 (evidence of potential to cause endocrine disruption in in vitro studies)
  • Borax is suspected of causing asthma. This list is a compilation of various sources including those that "may cause sensitization by inhalation" and includes some agents that are identified according to the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) as asthmagens or chemicals of concern for their potential to cause asthma.
  • Borax is a suspected neurotoxin.
  • Borax is suspected of causing neurotoxicity, according to various official national and internation hazard classification systems and/or by being recognized under EPA - IRIS Inhalation Reference Concentration (RfC) list and/or EPA - IRIS Oral Reference Dose (RfD) as having appropriate critical effects.
  • Borax is known to cause reproductive toxicity in either male or females, according to the State of California (Proposition 65) and/or an official classifications of Reproductive Toxicant Category 1, 1A and 1B (reproductive effects) as defined under an EU regulation known as EU - CLP (1272/2008) and/or a classification as a reproductive toxin (reproductive effects) according to WHMIS 2015 nonregulatory classifications established by the Commission des normes, de l'equite, de la sante et de la securite du travail, (Sante et de la securite du travai service du repertoire toxicologique) in Quebec.
  • Borax is suspected of impairing fertility according a European regulation known as EU - CLP (1272/2008).
  • Borax is known to cause developmental toxicity (e.g., birth defects), according to the State of California (Proposition 65) and/or an official classifications of Reproductive Toxicant Category 1, 1A and 1B (developmental) as defined under an EU regulation known as EU - CLP (1272/2008) and/or a classification as a reproductive toxin (developmental) according to nonregulatory WHMIS 2015 classifications established by the Commission des normes, de l'equite, de la sante et de la securite du travail, (Sante et de la securite du travai service du repertoire toxicologique) in Quebec.
  • Borax has been restricted for use in cosmetics in Canada.
  • Borax is on the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern for Authorization

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Benchmark Exception

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20 Mule Team Borax

Exception - CATEGORY WITH LIMITED EXPOSURE POTENTIAL:typical consumer usage does not result in significant human exposure.

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