One new substance added to EU REACH SVHC Candidate List

June 22, 2016 |Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

EU REACH SVHCYesterday, June 20, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added one new substance to the EU REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Candidate List, bringing the total number of SVHC substances to 169.

The inclusion of a substance in the REACH SVHC Candidate List places legal obligations on companies using the substance in a concentration above 0.1%. Details of the legal obligations can be found on the ECHA website.

The newly added substance is:

Benzo[def]chrysene
(Benzo[a]pyrene)

ECHA included the following statement in the news release:

ECHA has added one new SVHC to the Candidate List due to the carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction, persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT), and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties of the substance.

Read the full news release from ECHA here. The last update to the REACH SVHC Candidate List was in December 2015.

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