EXPOSURE SCENARIOS: English

English language exposure scenarios (PDF)

Boric acid, disodium tetraborates, boric oxide, disodium octaborate, potassium borates, sodium metaborates, sodium pentaborate
E-1: Environmental scenario for importing, manufacture, refining and packaging of borates
E-2: Environmental scenario for generic industrial use of borates resulting in the manufacture of another substance
E-3: Environmental scenario for industrial use of borates in the production of diboron trioxide-containing catalysts
E-4: Environmental scenario for generic formulation of borate into mixtures
E-5: Environmental scenario for formulation of borate into detergents
E-6: Environmental scenario for formulation of borates into paints and coatings
E-7: Environmental scenario for formulation of borates into adhesives
E-8: Environmental scenario for generic formulation of borates into materials
E-9: Environmental scenario for generic industrial use of borates as processing aids in processes and products
E-10: Environmental scenario for industrial use of borates for autocausticizing
E-11: Environmental scenario for generic industrial use of borates resulting in inclusion into or onto a matrix
E-12: Environmental scenario for industrial use of adhesives containing borate compounds
E-13: Environmental scenario for industrial use of paints and coatings containing borate compounds
E-14: Environmental scenario for industrial use of borates during the manufacture of glass wool
E-15: Environmental scenario for industrial use of borates during the manufacture of high alkali glass
E-16: Environmental scenario for industrial use of borates during the manufacture of low alkali glass
E-17: Environmental scenario for industrial use of borates during the manufacture of frits
E-18: Environmental scenario for industrial use of borates in closed systems
E-19: Environmental scenario for industrial use of borates in nuclear power plants with release to water
E-20: Environmental scenario for industrial use of borates in nuclear power plants without release to water
E-21: Environmental scenario for generic industrial processing of articles with low abrasive techniques
E-22: Environmental scenario for generic use of borates in laboratories as analytical reagent
E-23: Environmental scenario for generic wide dispersive use of borates with 100% release to water
E-24: Environmental scenario for wide dispersive use of fertilizers containing borates
E-25: Environmental scenario for generic wide dispersive use of paints and coatings containing borates
E-26: Environmental scenario for generic wide dispersive use of cellulose insulation
E-27: Environmental scenario for generic wide dispersive use of articles containing borates with low release
E-28: Environmental scenario for generic wide dispersive use of articles containing borates with high release
HH-1: Occupational scenario for professional use of swimming pool tablets
HH-2: Occupational scenario for general production activities – closed processes and largely closed processes at high temperature
HH-3: Occupational scenario for refining and processing borates
HH-4: Occupational scenario for use of fabric detergents in industrial or professional settings
HH-5: Occupational scenario for fertigation using boron-containing liquid fertilizer
HH-6: Occupational scenario for industrial application of adhesive
HH-7: Occupational scenario for discharging bags (25-50kg) into mixing vessels
HH-8: Occupational scenario for discharging big bags (750-1500kg) into mixing vessels
HH-9: Occupational scenario for diluting Metal Working Fluid concentrate with water
HH-10: Occupational scenario for transfer of boron-containing granular fertilizer
HH-11: Occupational scenario for industrial use of paints and coatings
HH-12: Occupational scenario for use of cleaning solutions in industrial or professional settings
HH-13: Occupational scenario for preparing and applying refractory mixes
HH-14: Occupational scenario for loading road tankers
HH-15: Occupational scenario for offloading borates from ships
HH-16: Occupational scenario for closed production at ambient temperatures
HH-17: Occupational scenario for make up of treatment bath for galvanizing, plating and other surface treatments
HH-18: Occupational scenario for transfer of substance or preparation from/to large vessels/containers at dedicated facilities
HH-19: Occupational scenario for packaging into bags (25-50kg)
HH-20: Occupational scenario for packaging into big bags
HH-21: Occupational scenario for general maintenance activities
HH-22: Occupational scenario for transfer of substance into small containers
HH-23: Occupational scenario for transfer of boron-containing liquid foliar fertilizer
HH-24: Occupational scenario for industrial use of flux pastes to coat welding/brazing rods
HH-25: Occupational scenario for professional use of paints and coatings
HH-26: Occupational scenario for professional application of adhesive
HH-27: Occupational scenario for spreading of boron containing granular fertilizer
HH-28: Occupational scenario for application of boron-containing liquid fertilizer
HH-29: Occupational scenario for galvanizing, plating and other surface treatment of metal articles
HH-30: Occupational scenario for use of developer and fixer solutions in photographic applications
HH-31: Occupational scenario for compaction and tableting of borate-containing powders
HH-32: Occupational scenario for working in a laboratory
HH-33: Occupational scenario for use of MWFs in machining
HH-34: Occupational scenario for greasing at high energy conditions
HH-35: Occupational scenario for make up of stock solution – photographic applications
HH-36: Occupational scenario for professional installation of cellulose insulation
HH-37: Occupational scenario for professional installation of plasterboard, board and other products
HH-38: Occupational scenario for industrial crushing grinding processes
HH-39: Occupational scenario for industrial use of abrasives
HH-40: Occupational scenario for industrial/professional use of fluxes in welding/brazing
HH-41: Occupational scenario for working in a warehouse

Zinc borate / Firebrake
Exposure Scenarios: Zinc Borate EC# 235-804-2

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