8 New Hazardous Substances Added to the SVHC Candidate List

8 New Hazardous Substances Added to the SVHC Candidate List

8 new SVHCs added to the candidate list 

On 8th July 2021, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added 8x Hazardous Chemicals to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) bringing to total to 219 substances:

 

  • 2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers

  • Orthoboric acid, sodium salt

  • 2,2-bis(bromomethyl)propane1,3-diol (BMP); 2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol, tribromo derivative/3-bromo-2,2-bis(bromomethyl)-1-propanol (TBNPA); 2,3-dibromo-1-propanol (2,3-DBPA)

  • Glutaral

  • Medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP) UVCB substances consisting of more than or equal to 80% linear chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths within the range from C14 to C17

  • Phenol, alkylation products (mainly in para position) with C12-rich branched alkyl chains from oligomerisation, covering any individual isomers and/ or combinations thereof (PDDP)

  • 1,4-dioxane

  • 4,4'-(1-methylpropylidene)bisphenol

 

The Candidate List forms part of the European regulation for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), which brands, retailers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers are required to be compliant with for the sale and movement of goods and articles throughout the EU.

 

Substances added to the Candidate List on 8th July 2021:

 

Substance name

EC number

CAS number

Reason for inclusion

Examples of use(s)

2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers

-

-

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c)) 

Cleaning agents, cosmetics, in scented articles, polishes and wax blends.

Orthoboric acid, sodium salt

237-560-2

13840-56-7

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c)) 

Not registered under REACH. May be used as solvent and corrosion inhibitor.

2,2-bis(bromomethyl)propane1,3-diol (BMP);

2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol, tribromo derivative/3-bromo-2,2-bis(bromomethyl)-1-propanol (TBNPA);

2,3-dibromo-1-propanol (2,3-DBPA)

221-967-7;

253-057-0;

202-480-9

3296-90-0;

36483-57-5;

1522-92-5;

96-13-9

Carcinogenic (Article 57 (a)) 

BMP: manufacture of polymer resins and in one component foam (OCPF) application.

TBNPA: polymer production manufacture of plastics products, including compounding and conversion and as an intermediate.

DBPA: registered as an intermediate.

Glutaral

203-856-5

111-30-8

Respiratory sensitising properties (Article 57(f) - human health)

Biocides, leather tanning, x-ray film processing, cosmetics.

Medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP) UVCB substances consisting of more than or equal to 80% linear chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths within the range from C14 to C17

-

-

PBT (Article 57 (d)) vPvB (Article 57 (e))

Flame retardants, plasticising additives in plastics, sealants, rubber and textiles

Phenol, alkylation products (mainly in para position) with C12-rich branched alkyl chains from oligomerisation, covering any individual isomers and/ or combinations thereof (PDDP)

-

-

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c)) Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57 (f) - human health and environment)

Preparation of lubricant additive materials and of fuel system cleaners.

1,4-dioxane

204-661-8

123-91-1

Carcinogenic (Article 57 (a)) 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)

Solvent.

4,4'-(1-methylpropylidene)bisphenol

201-025-1

77-40-7

Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57 (f) - human health and environment)

Not registered under REACH. May be used in manufacture of phenolic and polycarbonate resin.

 

 

 

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