10 New Substances Added to EU REACH SVHC Candidate List

June 28, 2018 |Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

Addition of 10 Substances Brings EU REACH SVHC Candidate List to 191 Substances

EU REACH SVHCYesterday, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the addition of 10 substances to the EU REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Candidate List. The SVHC Candidate List now contains 191 substances.

Eight substances were added to the SVHC Candidate List on June 27, 2018:

SUBSTANCE NAME EC NUMBER CAS NUMBER INTRINSIC PROPERTY(IES) REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 57 EXAMPLES OF USE(S)
Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) 209-136-7 556-67-2 PBT (Article 57d) vPvB (Article 57e) Used in washing and cleaning products, polishes and waxes and cosmetics and personal care products.
Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) 208-764-9 541-02-6 PBT (Article 57d) vPvB (Article 57e) Used in washing and cleaning products, polishes and waxes, cosmetics and personal care products, textile treatment products and dyes.
Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) 208-762-8 540-97-6 PBT (Article 57d) vPvB (Article 57e) Used in washing and cleaning products, polishes and waxes, cosmetics and personal care products.
Lead 231-100-4 7439-92-1 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c) Used in metals, welding and soldering products, metal surface treatment products, and polymers.
Disodium octaborate 234-541-0 12008-41-2 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c) Used in anti-freeze products, heat transfer fluids, lubricants and greases, and washing and cleaning products.
Benzo[ghi]perylene 205-883-8 191-24-2 PBT (Article 57d) vPvB (Article 57e) Not registered under REACH. Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances.
Terphenyl hydrogenated 262-967-7 61788-32-7 vPvB (Article 57e) Used as a plastic additive, solvent, in coatings/inks, in adhesives and sealants, and heat transfer fluids.
Ethylenediamine (EDA) 203-468-6 107-15-3 Respiratory sensitising properties (Article 57(f) – human health) Used in adhesives and sealants, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, pH regulators and water treatment products.

Two further substances were also added to the list on April 13, 2018, but were announced yesterday in the combined news release for all 10 of these new additions. These two substances were identified as SVHCs by the European Commission due to their respiratory sensitising properties and toxic for reproduction and endocrine-disrupting properties, respectively.

SUBSTANCE NAME EC NUMBER CAS NUMBER INTRINSIC PROPERTY(IES) REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 57 EXAMPLES OF USE(S)
Benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2 anhydride (trimellitic anhydride) (TMA) 209-008-0 552-30-7 Respiratory sensitising properties (Article 57(f) – human health) Used in the manufacture of esters and polymers.
Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) 201-545-9 84-61-7 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)

Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – human health)

Used in plastisol, PVC, rubber and plastic articles. A further use is also as a phlegmatiser and dispersing agent for formulations of organic peroxides.

For more information on the addition of these substances, view ECHA’s news release online. The full list of 191 SVHC Candidate List substances can be viewed here. The last prior addition to the REACH SVHC Candidate List was in January 2018.

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