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ECHA Updates SVHC Candidate List to 223 Substances

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added four additional substances to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), which brings the current total to 223 SVHCs as of January 17th, 2022. The new SVHCs were added to the candidate list based on their hazardous properties (reproduction toxicity, endocrine disrupting, etc). Note that some of the new entries cover groups of chemicals and therefore the overall number of impacted chemicals is higher.

  • 6,6′-di-tert-butyl-2,2′-methylenedi-p-cresol (CAS No. 119-47-1)
  • Tris(2-methoxyethoxy)vinylsilane (CAS No. 1067-53-4)
  • (±)-1,7,7-trimethyl-3-[(4-methylphenyl)methylene]bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one covering any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof (4-MBC)
  • S-(tricyclo(,6)deca-3-en-8(or 9)-yl O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) phosphorodithioate (CAS No. 255881-94-8)

The SVHC Candidate List is updated biannually with new substances being reviewed for addition on a continual basis. Suppliers of articles which contain an SVHC substance above a concentration of 0.1% w/w have a legal obligation to provide customers with enough information to allow safe usage of the article – at minimum, the name of the SVHC(s) present above the REACH threshold must be communicated.

Beginning January 2021, suppliers of articles within or into the European Union containing an SVHC above the 0.1% w/w threshold must provide information on their safe use to ECHA via the SCIP database.

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Read ECHA’s official press release here for more information about the SVHC candidate list.