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UPDATED LIST OF SVHC SUBSTANCES

by Beatriz Domenech
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The Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern now contains 219 chemicals that may harm humans or the environment.

Some of the newly added substances are used in consumer products such as cosmetics, perfumed articles, rubber and textiles. Others are used, for example, as solvents, flame-retardants or in the manufacture of plastic products. Most were added to the Candidate List because of their hazards to humans, being reproductive toxicants, carcinogens, respiratory sensitisers or endocrine disruptors.

Companies must comply with their legal obligations and ensure the safe use of these chemicals. They must also notify ECHA under the Waste Framework Directive if their products contain substances of very high concern. This notification is sent to ECHA’s SCIP database and the information will subsequently be published on ECHA’s website.

The substances added are:

SUBSTANCE

CAS NO.

CLASSIFICATION

POTENTIAL USE

1,4-dioxano

204-661-8

Ev C (human health and environment)

Solvent in chemical synthesis.

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

In polymer production, manufacture of plastic products.

Reactive flame retardant intermediate

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

Toxic for reproduction category 1B

Fragrance in cosmetics, personal care products, laundry and cleaning products, air care products and biocidal products.

4 4′-(1-methylpropylidene) bisphenol; (bisphenol B)

201-025-1

Endocrine disruptors

Manufacture of phenolic resins and polycarbonate

Corrosion inhibitors for can coatings in the food industry

Glutaral

203-856-5

Respiratory sensitising properties

Biocide, e.g. paper preservative

Fire extinguishing agents

Anti-foaming agents

In paint and varnish

Leather tanning

Use in X-ray film processing

Medium-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins (MCCP) [UVCB substances consisting of 80% or more linear chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths between C14 and C17].

Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic

Very persistent and highly bioaccumulative

Flame retardant additives and plasticisers in plastics, rubber, textiles, coatings, paints and varnishes, adhesives and sealants

Additives in coolants and lubricants

Orthoboric acid, sodium salt

237-560-2

 

Toxic for reproduction category 1B

 

 

Corrosive inhibitor

Phenol, alkylation products (mainly in the para position) with linear or branched C12-rich alkyl chains of oligomerisation, covering any single isomer and/or combinations thereof (PDDP)

Toxic for reproduction category 1B

Endocrine disruptors

Chemical intermediate for lubricant additive and fuel system cleaner materials

Manufacture of rubber and plastic products.

Monomer for phenol/formaldehyde resins and ink resins

Intermediate for the production of special resins, paints, varnishes and coating resins.

 

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