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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has on October 1st, recommended 18 substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to be included in REACH Annex XIV, the Authorisation List. The substances are toxic for reproduction, endocrine disrupting, carcinogenic, very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) or respiratory sensitisers or a combination thereof. The substances have been included in the recommendation due to their intrinsic properties combined with high volume and widespread uses according to ECHA, potentially posing a threat to both human health and the environment.
ECHA considered comments from public consultation (September-December 2018) and the Member State Committee when making the decision on which substances from the Candidate List to include in the Authorisation List and their respective sunset dates in their recommendation to the European Commission.
The annex to ECHAs press release on the matter lists the 18 substances concerned and the full recommendation includes more details on the substances such as CAS number as well as recommended sunset dates and reasons for inclusion in the recommendation. The final decision on the inclusion now lies with the European Commission in collaboration with Member States and the European Parliament.
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