ECHA has updated the SVHC Candidate List, which indexes Substances of Very High Concern. The list now contains 197 substances, including those added on January 15th.

Six nouvelles substances dans la Liste Candidate SVHC

New substances

The SVHC Candidate List is updated every 6 months. Two days ago, 6 new substances were added to the list, increasing the number of substances to 197.

Substance name EC Number CAS Number Reason for inclusion Examples of use(s)
2,2-bis(4'-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane 401-720-1 6807-17-6 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c) No active registrations under REACH.
Benzo[k]fluoranthene 205-916-6 207-08-9 Carcinogenic (Article 57a)
PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e)
Not yet registered under REACH.
Fluoranthene 205-912-4 206-44-0 PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e)
Not yet registered under REACH.
Phenanthrene 201-581-5 85-01-8 vPvB (Article 57e) Not yet registered under REACH.
Pyrene 204-927-3 129-00-0 PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e)
Used as a transported intermediate for the manufacture of fine chemicals.
1,7,7-trimethyl-3-(phenylmethylene)bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one 239-139-9 15087-24-8 Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) - environment) Not yet registered under REACH.


As a reminder, the Candidate List is a list indexing substances which may have serious consequences on human health or the environment. These substances are “candidate” to a potential integration to Annex XIV and subsequently might require an authorisation. A substance included to the Candidate List may already be synonym oflegal obligations for companies.

More information on the Candidate List

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