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Public Consultation on Eight Potential SVHC under EU REACH Regulation

Mar. 11 2021

On 09 March 2021, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published eight new potential Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) candidates (see table). After preparing dossiers for the substances, the ECHA has now invited interested parties to a public consultation in which they can provide comments within a timeframe of 45 days (until 23 April 2021).  

A decision will be made as to whether the substances will be included to the ECHA Candidate List of SVHC after the consultation. 

The Eight Potential SVHCs:

Name CAS no. (EC no.) Reason for inclusion
1,4-dioxane 123-91-1 (204-661-8) Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects on the environment & human health (Article 57f)
2,2-bis(bromomethyl)propane1,3-diol (BMP)
2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol, tribromo derivative/3-bromo-2,2-bis(bromomethyl)-1-propanol (TBNPA)
2,3-dibromo-1-propanol (2,3-DBPA)
Carcinogenic (Article 57a)
2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers -(-) Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
4,4'-(1-methylpropylidene)bisphenol; (bisphenol B) 77-40-7 (201-025-1) Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) - environment & human health)
Glutaral 111-30-8 (203-856-5) Respiratory sensitising properties (Article 57(f) - human health)
Medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP) [UVCB substances consisting of more than or equal to 80% linear chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths within the range from C14 to C17] -(-) PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e
Orthoboric acid, sodium salt 13840-56-7 (237-560-2) Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
Phenol, alkylation products (mainly in para position) with C12-rich branched or linear alkyl chains from oligomerisation, covering any individual isomers and/ or combinations thereof (PDDP)     -(-)     Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – environment & human health)


Additional Information:
ECHA SVHC Consultation page:
Existing ECHA Candidate List: 

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