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8 Jul. 2021, ECHA has added 8 substances into the Candidate List of SVHCs. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 219 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment.

Eight substances added to the Candidate List for authorisation:

Substance Name

EC No.

CAS No.

Reason for Inclusion

Examples of Uses

2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers

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Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 c)

Cleaning agents, cosmetics, in scented articles, polishes and wax blends.

Orthoboric acid, sodium salt

237-560-2

13840-56-7

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 c)

Not registered under REACH.

May be used as solvent and corrosion inhibitor.

2,2-bis(bromomethyl)propane1,3-diol (BMP);

2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol, tribromo derivative/3-bromo-2,2-bis(bromomethyl)-1-propanol (TBNPA);

2,3-dibromo-1-propanol (2,3-DBPA)

221-967-7,

253-057-0,

202-480-9

3296-90-0,

36483-57-5,

1522-92-5,

96-13-9

Carcinogenic (Article 57 a)

BMP: manufacture of polymer resins and in one component foam (OCPF) application.

TBNPA: polymer production manufacture of plastics products, including compounding and conversion and as an intermediate.

DBPA: registered as an intermediate.

Glutaral

203-856-5

111-30-8

Respiratory sensitising properties (Article 57f - human health)

Biocides, leather tanning, x-ray film processing, cosmetics.

Medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP)

(UVCB substances consisting of more than or equal to 80% linear chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths within the range from C14 to C17)

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PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

Flame retardants, plasticising additives in plastics, sealants, rubber and textiles.

Phenol, alkylation products (mainly in para position) with C12-rich branched alkyl chains from oligomerisation, covering any individual isomers and/ or combinations thereof (PDDP)

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Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57f - human health and environment)

Preparation of lubricant additive materials and of fuel system cleaners.

1,4-dioxane

204-661-8

123-91-1

Carcinogenic (Article 57a)
Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57f -environment) 
Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health (Article 57f –human health)

Solvent

4,4'-(1-methylpropylidene)bisphenol     

201-025-1

77-40-7

Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57f - human health and environment)

Not registered under REACH. 
May be used in manufacture of phenolic and polycarbonate resin.

The Candidate List includes substances of very high concern that may have serious effects on human health or 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.

C&K Testing warmly reminds that, companies 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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