On 25 June 2020, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced four new substances will be viewed as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) and have been added to the Candidate List under REACH regulation (EC) 1907/2006.
The ECHA Candidate List now contains 209 substances.
After inviting interested parties to comment on the addition of potential new SVHCs, the Member States Committee agreed on including the four new substances to the ECHA Candidate List. Therefore the list now contains 209 substances in total.
Once a substance is put on the Candidate List, producers, importers or suppliers may have information obligations if the article contains more than 0.1% of an SVHC. Notification of the ECHA is required as well if the total amount of the specific SVHC exceeds 1 ton/ year.
The Four Potential SVHCs:
|Name||CAS no. (EC no.)||Reason for inclusion||Potential uses|
|Toxic for reproduction||In formulations and as a monomer in the production of polymers|
|Toxic for reproduction||As a catalyst in the production of coating products|
|Toxic for reproduction||As a catalyst and as an additive in the production of plastics|
|Butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (Butylparaben)||94-26-8
|Endocrine disrupting properties||As preservative in Cosmetics, personal care products and pharmaceuticals|
The Full ECHA Candidate List:
The ECHA announcement - Four new substances added to Candidate List:
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