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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 201 as of July 16th, 2019. The four new substances are added based on their reprotoxic and endocrine disrupting characteristics amongst other potentially hazardous effects to human health and the environment
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.
Find out how TPP can help you keep track of the REACH requirements, including SVHC Candidate List updates by contacting us.
Read ECHA’s official press release here for more information about the SVHC Candidate List.