There are reliable and accurate ways of measuring boron in the body. Blood and urine can be examined to determine if excessive exposure to boron has occurred. Boron and, to a limited extent, boron- related compounds can be measured in body fluids. However, special equipment is needed for detection and analysis. Tests are not routinely available in a doctor's office. It is not known whether boron levels measured in the body can be used to predict potential health effects.
Further information on how boron can be measured in exposed humans is presented in Chapters 2 and 6.
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