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Short-term toxicity to aquatic invertebrates

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Short term effects on aquatic invertebrates ranged from 45 to 1376 mg B/L.

Equivalent concentrations of sodium pentaborate would be:

Anhydrous: 171 to 5220 mg/L,

Pentahydrate: 246 to 7511 mg/L.

These data support a conclusion that borates should not be classified as dangerous for the environment.