Boron: biological information

Biological role of boron: boron is probably not required in the diet of humans but it might be a necessary "ultratrace" element. Boron is required by green algae and higher plants.

Levels in humans

Table: the abundances of the elements in humans.
Human abundance by weight 700 ppb by weight
Human abundance by atoms 410 atoms relative to C = 1000000

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Hazards and Risks

Hazards and risks associated with boron: compounds are toxic through accumulation. Boron compounds may be carcinogenic.

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