ECHA LAUNCHES PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON EIGHT NEW SUBSTANCES WITH THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME SVHCS

by Beatriz Domenech

REGULATIONS

30th March 2021

On 9th March 2021, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) launched its first public consultation of 2021 on eight proposals for substances of very high concern (SVHC).

Interested parties have until 23rd April 2021 to submit comments and additional information on the use, exposure, alternatives and risks of the substances to ECHA.

It should be noted that companies may have legal obligations arising from the inclusion of substances on the candidate list. These obligations, which take effect from the date of inclusion, relate not only to substances listed as such or in mixtures, but also to their presence in articles.

The eight proposed substances and their classification are listed below:

SUBSTANCECLASSIFICATION
1,4-dioxane204-661-8Ev. C (human health and environment)
2,2-bis (bromomethyl) propane 1,3-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)
-Carcinogenicity category 1B
2- (4-tert-butylbenzyl) propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers -Toxic for reproduction category 1B
4,4 '- (1-methylpropylidene) bisphenol; (bisphenol B) 201-025-1Endocrine disruptors
Glutaral203-856-5Respiratory sensitising properties
Medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP) [UVCB substances consisting of 80% or more linear chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths between C14 and C17].
linear chloroalkanes or more with carbon chain lengths between C14 and C17].
-Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic

Highly persistent and highly bioaccumulative

Orthoboric acid, sodium salt 237-560-2Toxic for reproduction category 1B
Phenol, alkylation products (mainly in the para position) with linear or branched C12-rich alkyl chains from
oligomerisation, covering any single isomer and/or combinations thereof (PDDP)
-Toxic for reproduction category 1B

Endocrine disrupters

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