For its January 2020 update, ECHA added 4 new substances to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern for authorisation.

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Which substances were added to the Candidate List?

ECHA added on 16th January 4 new substances to the Candidate List of substances for authorisation. 3 of these substances were added because of their toxicity for reproduction and the last one because of a combination of properties of concern.

The added substances and the reasons for their inclusion are as follows:

Substance name EC number CAS number Reason for inclusion Examples of use(s)
Diisohexyl phthalate 276-090-2 71850-09-4 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c)) Not registered under REACH.
2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4'-morpholinobutyrophenone 404-360-3 119313-12-1 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c)) The substance is used in polymer production
2-methyl-1-(4-methylthiophenyl)-2-morpholinopropan-1-one 400-600-6 71868-10-5 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c)) The substance is used in polymer production
Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and its salts - - Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57(f) - environment)
Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health (Article 57(f) – human health)
Used as a catalyst/ additive/reactant in polymer manufacture and in chemical synthesis. It is also used as a flame retardant in polycarbonate (for electronic equipment).

The Candidate List

The Candidate List of substances for authorisation is a list updated every six months by ECHA which catalogues substances of very high concern. With the addition of the 4 last ones, the number of these substances is now of 205.

Some substances of the Candidate List, SVHCs - Substances of Very High Concern - will eventually be added to Annex XIV, and companies would then need to apply for an authorisation in order to keep on using them after their sunset date.

EcoMundo helps you with the traceability of your SVHCs as well as with your applications for authorisation.

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