Potassium borate (KBO2); Boric acid (HBO2), potassium salt; [ChemIDplus]
Metalloid compounds (Boron)
White solid; [HSDB]
Used to maintain viscosity in hydraulic fracturing fluids; [HSDB]
A strong eye irritant; Suspected of being toxic to fertility or the developing child; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Sodium metaborate."
Hepatoxic (a) from occupational exposure (secondary effect) or (b) in animal studies or in humans after ingestion
Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: