The Candidate List of "Substances of Very High Concern" - or SVHC – has been updated. ECHA adds 10 substances to the Candidate List. Find more information about these substances below.

What new substances have been added to the Candidate list ?

The Candidate List is updated every 6 months. 10 substances have been added this time et the number of substances classified in the list amounts to 191.

Substance name EC number CAS number Reason for inclusion Examples of use(s)
Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) 209-136-7 556-67-2 PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e)
Used in washing and cleaning products, polishes and waxes and cosmetics and personal care products
Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) 208-764-9 541-02-6 PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e)
Used in washing and cleaning products, polishes and waxes, cosmetics and personal care products, textile treatment products and dyes
Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) 208-762-8 540-97-6 PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e)
Used in washing and cleaning products, polishes and waxes, cosmetics and personal care products
Lead 231-100-4 7439-92-1 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c) Used in metals, welding and soldering products, metal surface treatment products, and polymers
Disodium octaborate 234-541-0 12008-41-2 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c) Used in anti-freeze products, heat transfer fluids, lubricants and greases, and washing and cleaning products
Benzo[ghi]perylene 205-883-8 191-24-2 PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e)
Not registered under REACH. Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances
Terphenyl hydrogenated 262-967-7 61788-32-7 vPvB (Article 57e) Used as a plastic additive, solvent, in coatings/inks, in adhesives and sealants, and heat transfer fluids
Ethylenediamine (EDA) 203-468-6 107-15-3 Respiratory sensitising properties (Article 57(f) - human health) Used in adhesives and sealants, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, pH regulators and water treatment products
Benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2 anhydride (trimellitic anhydride) (TMA) 209-008-0 552-30-7 Respiratory sensitising properties (Article 57(f) - human health) Used in the manufacture of esters and polymers
Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) 201-545-9 84-61-7 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) - human health)
Used in plastisol, PVC, rubber and plastic articles. A further use is also as a phlegmatiser and dispersing agent for formulations of organic peroxides

Memo : what is the Candidate List ?

The Candidate List is a “list of substances that may have serious effects on human health or the environment”. Substances of the list are candidate for inclusion in Annex XIV of substances subject to authorisation. 

More information on the Candidate List

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