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Nine Substances Added into SVHC Candidate List

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On January 17, 2023, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added nine substances to the Candidate List of SVHCs. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 233 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment.

Detailed information on the nine substances added to the Candidate List for authorization is as follows:

Substance Name

EC Number

CAS Number

Reason for Inclusion

Examples of Uses

1,1'-[ethane-1,2-diylbisoxy]bis[2,4,6-tribromobenzene]

253-692-3

37853-59-1

Very persistent and very bioaccumulative

(REACH Article 57 e)

While the substance itself is not registered under REACH, identification as an SVHC can be seen as a measure to avoid future regrettable substitution.

2,2',6,6'-tetrabromo-4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol

201-236-9

79-94-7

Carcinogenic

(Article 57 a)

As a reactive flame retardant and as an additive flame retardant in the manufacture of polymer resins, in products such as epoxy-coated circuit boards, printed circuit boards, paper, and textiles.

4,4'-sulphonyldiphenol

201-250-5

80-09-1

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 c); Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57 f – environment); Endocrine disrupting properties

(Article 57 f – human health)

In the manufacture of: pulp, paper and paper products, textile, leather or fur, and chemicals.

Barium diboron tetraoxide

237-222-4

13701-59-2

Toxic for reproduction

(Article 57 c)

In paints and coatings.

Bis(2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate covering any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof

 

 

Very persistent and very bioaccumulative (Article 57 e)

As a flame retardant and as a plasticizer for flexible polyvinylchloride and for use in wire and cable insulation, film and sheeting, carpet backing, coated fabrics, wall coverings, and adhesives.

Isobutyl 4-hydroxybenzoate

224-208-8

4247-02-3

Endocrine disrupting properties

(Article 57 f – human health)

In the manufacture of substances and in the following products: coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modeling clay, and inks and toners.

Melamine

203-615-4

108-78-1

Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health (Article 57 f – human health);

Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57 f – environment)

In polymers and resins, coating products, adhesives and sealants, leather treatment products, and laboratory chemicals.

Perfluoroheptanoic acid and its salts

 

 

Toxic for reproduction

(Article 57 c); Persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (Article 57 d);

Very persistent and very bioaccumulative (Article 57 e); Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health (Article 57 f – human health);

Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57 f – environment)

While the substance itself is not registered under REACH, identification as an SVHC can be seen as a measure to avoid future regrettable substitution.

reaction mass of 2,2,3,3,5,5,6,6-octafluoro-4-(1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropan-2-yl)morpholine and 2,2,3,3,5,5,6,6-octafluoro-4-(heptafluoropropyl)morpholine

473-390-7

 

Very persistent and very bioaccumulative (Article 57 e)

Used in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites, and in manufacturing.

 

 

The Candidate List includes substances of very high concern that may have serious effects on human health or the environment. These may be placed on the Authorisation List in the future, which means that industry would need to apply for permission to continue using them.

CIRS Group warmly reminds companies that they may have legal obligations when their substance is included in the Candidate List – either on its own, in mixtures, or in articles. Any supplier of articles containing a Candidate List substance above a concentration of 0.1 % weight by weight has to give sufficient information to their customers and consumers to allow safe use.

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