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REACH One New Substances Listed as SVHC

Jun. 18 2022

On 10 June 2022, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced one new substance will be viewed as a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) and has been added to the Candidate List under REACH regulation (EC) 1907/2006.  

The ECHA Candidate List now contains 224 substances. 

After inviting interested parties to comment on the addition of a potential new SVHC, the Member States Committee agreed on including the one new substance to the ECHA Candidate List. Therefore the list now contains 224 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. From 5 January 2021, article suppliers may also need to notify SVHC in their articles (i.e. more than 0.1%) to ECHA’s SCIP database under the Waste Framework Directive. 


Name  CAS no. (EC no.)  Reason for inclusion  Potential uses 
N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide     924-42-5 (213-103-2)  Carcinogenic; Mutagenic     As a monomer for polymerisation, as a fluoroalkyl acrylate copolymer, and in paints and coatings.

Additional Information 
The Full ECHA Candidate List: 
The ECHA announcement: 

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