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2018-01-17 13:44:07

THE SVHC CANDIDATE LIST UPDATE TO 181 SUBSTANCES

15 Jan 2018, ECHA published  Decision adding seven new substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List.The BPA entry was updated to reflect an additional reason for inclusion due to its endocrine disrupting properties causing adverse effects to the environment, for BPA is already listed on the Candidate List because the toxic for reproduction and endocrine disrupting properties , by now the SVHC Candidate List include total 18 batchs 181 substances.

  New  Substances in SVHC Candidate List 

No.

Substance Name

EC No.

CAS No.

Potential Use

Intrinsic property(ies) in SVHC

1

Chrysene

205-923-4

218-01-9

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

Carcinogenic (Article 57a)

PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

2

Benz[a]anthracene

200-280-6

56-55-3

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

Carcinogenic (Article 57a)

PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

3

Cadmium nitrate

233-710-6

10325-94-7

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


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

4

Cadmium hydroxide

244-168-5

21041-95-2

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

Carcinogenic (Article 57a)

Mutagenic (Article 57b)

Specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure (Article 57(f) - human health)

5

Cadmium carbonate

208-168-9

513-78-0

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

Carcinogenic (Article 57a)

Mutagenic (Article 57b)

Specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure (Article 57(f) - human health)

6

Dechlorane plus (including any of its individual anti- and syn-isomers or any combination thereof)

236-948-9

--

--

etc.

13560-89-9; 135821-74-8; 135821-03-3

etc.

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

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

7

Reaction products of 1,3,4-thiadiazolidine-2,5-dithioneformaldehyde and 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (RP-HP) [with ≥0.1% w/w 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear]

--

--

Used as a lubricant additive in lubricants and greases.

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


Legal Obligations of Companies
Producers and exporters of articles containing any of the SVHC candidates shall notify ECHA if both of the following conditions apply:
i. the substance is present in those articles in quantities totaling over on tonne per producer or exporter per year, and
ii. the substance is present in those articles above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight.

 

CTI Suggestion
As the SVHC Candidate List is consistently updated, companies are facing increasing numbers of control requirements. Producers of articles shall notify the ECHA within six months after a substance has been included in the SVHC Candidate List if they meet the conditions. Companies should focus on REACH news and take necessary preventative actions as soon as possible.


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