July 18, 2019｜Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.
EU REACH SVHC Candidate List now has 201 substances
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced the addition of 4 substances to the EU REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Candidate List. The SVHC Candidate List now contains 201 substances.
The substances added to the SVHC Candidate List effective July 16, 2019 are:
- 2-methoxyethyl acetate for the reason of being toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
- Tris(4-nonylphenyl, branched and linear) phosphite (TNPP) with ≥ 0.1% w/w of 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear (4-NP) for the reason of having endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – environment)
- 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-2-(heptafluoropropoxy)propionic acid, its salts and its acyl halides (covering any of their individual isomers and combinations thereof) for the reason of having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57(f) – environment), and probable serious effects to human health (Article 57(f) – human health)
- 4-tert-butylphenol for the reason of having endocrine disrupting
properties (Article 57(f) – environment)
Companies may have legal obligations resulting from the inclusion of any substance in the SVHC Candidate List. These obligations may apply to the listed substance on its own, in mixtures, or in articles. Any supplier of articles containing an SVHC above a concentration of 0.1 % (weight by weight) has communication obligations towards customers down the supply chain and consumers.
For more information on the addition of these substances, download ECHA’s news release online. The full list of 201 SVHC Candidate List substances can be viewed here. The last prior addition to the REACH SVHC Candidate List was in January 2019.
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