7 Substances Added to REACH SVHC List, Plus a BPA Update

January 24, 2018 |Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

ECHA Announces the Addition of 7 Substances to the REACH SVHC Candidate List and an Update to the BPA Entry

EU REACH SVHCLast week, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced seven additions to the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Candidate List for Annex XIV of the EU REACH regulation. This update brings the Candidate List to 181 SVHCs, up from 174.

The seven substances are:

  1. Chrysene (EC No. 205-923-4; CAS No. 218-01-9)
  2. Benz[a]anthracene (EC No. 200-280-6; CAS No. 56-55-3)
  3. Cadmium nitrate (EC No. 233-710-6; CAS No. 10325-94-7)
  4. Cadmium hydroxide (EC No. 244-168-5; CAS No. 21041-95-2)
  5. Cadmium carbonate (EC No. 208-168-9; CAS No. 513-78-)
  6. 1,6,7,8,9,14,15,16,17,17,18,18- Dodecachloropentacyclo[,9.02,13.05,10]octadeca -7,15-diene (“Dechlorane Plus”TM) [covering any of its individual anti- and syn-isomers or any combination thereof]
  7. Reaction products of 1,3,4-thiadiazolidine-2,5- dithione, formaldehyde and 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (RP-HP) [with ≥0.1% w/w 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear]

Additionally, ECHA supported the proposal to additionally identify the substance 4,4’-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A; BPA) as an SVHC because of its endocrine disrupting properties which cause probable serious effects to the environment. Bisphenol A is already listed in the Candidate List due to its toxic for reproduction properties and due to its endocrine disrupting properties which cause probable serious effects to human health.

ECHA’s news release for this announcement can be found here. The updated Candidate List of 181 SVHC substances can be found here.

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