7 Substances Added the EU REACH Candidate List of SVHCs

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Helsinki 15 January 2018-Echa has added seven substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the REACH candidate list, which now contains 181 substances.

Following are the new SVHC substance and updated entries

Substance name

EC number

CAS number

Reason for inclusion

Examples of use(s)

4,4’-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A; BPA)

201-245-8

80-05-7

Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) - environment)

Manufacture of polycarbonate, as a hardener for epoxy resins, as an anti-oxidant for processing PVC and in thermal paper production.

Chrysene

205-923-4

218-01-9

Carcinogenic (Article 57a)
PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e)

Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances.

Benz[a]anthracene

200-280-6

56-55-3

Carcinogenic (Article 57a)
PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e)

Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances.

Cadmium nitrate

233-710-6

10325-94-7

Carcinogenic (Article 57a)
Mutagenic (Article 57b)
Specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure (Article 57(f) - human health)

Used for the manufacture of glass, porcelain and ceramic products and in laboratory chemicals.

Cadmium hydroxide

244-168-5

21041-95-2

Carcinogenic (Article 57a)
Mutagenic (Article 57b)
Specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure (Article 57(f) - human health)

Used for the manufacture of electrical, electronic and optical equipment and in laboratory chemicals.

Cadmium carbonate

208-168-9

513-78-0

Carcinogenic (Article 57a)
Mutagenic (Article 57b)
Specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure (Article 57(f) - human health)

Used as a pH regulator and in water treatment products, laboratory chemicals, cosmetics and personal care products.

1,6,7,8,9,14,15,16,17,17,18,18- Dodecachloropentacyclo[12.2.1.16,9.02,13.05,10]octadeca-7,15-diene (“Dechlorane Plus”TM) [covering any of its individual anti- and syn-isomers or any combination thereof]

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vPvB (Article 57e)

Used as a non-plasticising flame retardant, used in adhesives and sealants and in binding agents.

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

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Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – environment)

Used as a lubricant additive in lubricants and greases.

The Candidate List is a list of substances that may have serious effects on human health or the environment. Substances on the Candidate List are also known as "substances of very high concern" and are candidates for eventual inclusion in the Authorisation List. Once they are on the Authorisation List, industry will need to apply for permission to continue using the substance after the sunset date.

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Further Information

ECHA News

Candidate List of SVHCs for Authorisation