The Member State Committee (MSC) supported to add seven new substances and bisphenol A (BPA) to the list of SVHC. The current entry of BPA and the list of SVHC will be updated by mid-January 2018. Legal obligations will start from the formal updating in January 2018.

SVHC,substances,list

The following is detailed information of the seven substances:

Substance

EC No.

CAS No.

Character

General use

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

-

13560-89-9;

135821-74-8;

135821-03-3

vPvB

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

Benz[a]anthracene

200-280-6

56-55-3

Carcinogenic

PBT

vPvB

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

Cadmium nitrate

233-710-6

10325-94-7

Carcinogenic

Toxic

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

Cadmium carbonate

208-168-9

513-78-0

Carcinogenic

Toxic

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

Cadmium hydroxide

244-168-5

21041-95-2

Carcinogenic

Toxic

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

Chrysene

205-923-4

218-01-9

Carcinogenic

PBT

vPvB

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

Reaction products of 1,3,4-thiadiazolidine-2,5-dithione, formaldehyde and 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (RP-HP) [with0.1% w/w 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear]

-

-

endocrine disruption

Used as a lubricant additive in lubricants and greases.

Bisphenol-A has already been identified as SVHC because of its endocrine disrupting properties which can cause serious effects to the environment and human health.

C&K Testing reminds enterprises to pay attention to the updating list of SVHC and strengthen the cooperation with professional testing agency to prevent the subsequent risk.



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