The SVHC Candidate list has been updated to include 181 substances

On the 15th of January, ECHA published thier decision to add seven new substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List. The BPA entry was updated to reflect an additional reason for inclusion due to its endocrine disrupting properties causing adverse effects to the environment. BPA is already listed on the Candidate List because of its toxicity for reproduction and endocrine disrupting properties. The SVHC Candidate List now includes a  total of 18 batches, 181 substances.

No. Substance Name EC No. CAS No. Potential Use Intrinsic property(ies) in SVHC
1 Chrysene 205-923-4 218-01-9 Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances. Carcinogenic (Article 57a)

PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

2 Benz[a]anthracene 200-280-6 56-55-3 Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances. Carcinogenic (Article 57a)

PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

3 Cadmium nitrate 233-710-6 10325-94-7 Used for the manufacture of glass, porcelain and ceramic products and in laboratory chemicals. Carcinogenic (Article 57a)
Mutagenic (Article 57b)
Specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure (Article 57(f) – human health)
4 Cadmium hydroxide 244-168-5 21041-95-2 Used for the manufacture of electrical, electronic and optical equipment and in laboratory chemicals. Carcinogenic (Article 57a)

Mutagenic (Article 57b)

Specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure (Article 57(f) – human health)

5 Cadmium carbonate 208-168-9 513-78-0 Used as a pH regulator and in water treatment products, laboratory chemicals, cosmetics and personal care products. Carcinogenic (Article 57a)

Mutagenic (Article 57b)

Specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure (Article 57(f) – human health)

6 Dechlorane plus (including any of its individual anti- and syn-isomers or any combination thereof) 236-948-9

etc.

13560-89-9; 135821-74-8; 135821-03-3

etc.

Used as a non-plasticising flame retardant, used in adhesives and sealants and in binding agents. Used as a non-plasticising flame retardant, used in adhesives and sealants and in binding agents.
7 Reaction products of 1,3,4-thiadiazolidine-2,5-dithione、formaldehyde and 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (RP-HP) [with ≥0.1% w/w 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear] Used as a lubricant additive in lubricants and greases. Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – environment)

Legal Obligations of Companies
Producers and exporters of articles containing any of the SVHC candidates shall notify ECHA if both of the following conditions apply:
i. the substance is present in those articles in quantities totaling over on tonne per producer or exporter per year, and
ii. the substance is present in those articles above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight.

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