ECHA Announces Four Additions to the SVHC Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added an additional four substances to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), bringing the total number of SVHCs to 205 as of January 16th, 2020.  The four new additions are based on their hazardous characteristics.

  • Diisohexyl phthalate (CAS # 71850-09-4) – Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c))


  • 2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4’-morpholinobutyrophenone (CAS # 119313-12-1) – Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c))


  • 2-methyl-1-(4-methylthiophenyl)-2-morpholinopropan-1-one (CAS # 71868-10-5) – Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c))


  • Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and its salts – Probable serious effects to both the environment and human health

The SVHC Candidate List is updated biannually with new substances being reviewed for addition on a continual basis. Any supplier of an article containing an SVHC above the concentration of 0.1% weight by weight has a legal obligation to, at minimum, provide the name of the SVHC(s) present to customers.

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Read ECHA’s official press release here for more information about the SVHC Candidate List.