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Classification & Labelling & PBT assessment

GHS

General Information

Name:
Potassium difluorodihydroxyborate(1-)
Implementation:
EU
Remarks:
As detailed in the CSR, this brazing powder ("reaction product of mixed inorganic base and acid resulting in complex boron, potassium and fluoride constituents"), has limited ecotoxicological and toxicological data. The inorganic UVCB assessment methodology developed under the wing of Eurometaux and explained in the CSR is followed and each of the constituents is assessed. Following the constituent assessment, the presence of boron as boric acid and complex potassium borate is identified as critical. After careful analysis of the chemical similarities and data available on borate substances, the dipotassium tetraborate (CAS: 1332 -77 -0, EINECS: 215 -575 -5) dossier was selected as basis for the assessment entity for the borate transformation products of the substance. To ensure consistent approach in handling toxicological data, the classification too is based on dipotassium tetraborate, which has a harmonised and more stringent classification than other borates.

Classificationopen allclose all

Explosives
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Flammable gases and chemically unstable gases
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Aerosols
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Oxidising gases
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Gases under pressure
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Flammable liquids
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Flammable solids
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Self-reactive substances and mixtures
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Pyrophoric liquids
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Pyrophoric solids
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Self-heating substances and mixtures
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Substances and mixtures which in contact with water emit flammable gases
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Oxidising liquids
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Oxidising solids
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Organic peroxides
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Corrosive to metals
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Desensitized explosives
Reason for no classification:
data lacking
Acute toxicity - oral
Hazard category:
Acute Tox. 4
Hazard statement:
H302: Harmful if swallowed.
Acute toxicity - dermal
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Acute toxicity - inhalation
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Skin corrosion / irritation
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Serious eye damage / eye irritation
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Respiratory sensitisation
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Skin sensitisation
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Aspiration hazard
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Reproductive toxicity
Hazard category:
Repr. 2
Hazard statement:
H361: Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child <state specific effect if known> <state route of exposure if it is conclusively proven that no other routes of exposure cause the hazard>.
Specific effect:
d
Route of exposure:
Oral
Effects on or via lactation
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Germ cell mutagenicity
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Carcinogenicity
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
1. Specific target organ toxicity - single
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
1. Specific target organ toxicity - repeated
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
1.
Concentration range (%):
>= 6.8
Hazard categories:
Repr. 2
Hazardous to the aquatic environment (acute / short-term)
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Hazardous to the aquatic environment (long-term)
Reason for no classification:
data conclusive but not sufficient for classification
Hazardous to the ozone layer
Reason for no classification:
data lacking

Labelling

Signal word:
Warning

Hazard pictogram

GHS08: health hazard
GHS07: exclamation mark

Hazard statements

H361: Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child <state specific effect if known> <state route of exposure if it is conclusively proven that no other routes of exposure cause the hazard>.
d
H302: Harmful if swallowed.

Notes