ECHA Added 10 New Substances into SVHC Candidate List

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27 June 2018, 10 new substances, including TMA and DCHP, are added to the Candidate List due to their respiratory sensitising properties and toxic for reproduction and endocrine-disrupting properties, respectively. The List now contains 191 substances.

Detailed information of the 10 substances is as follows:

 

Substance Name

EC No.

CAS No.

Reason for Inclusion

Examples of Use

1

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.

2

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.

3

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.

4

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.

5

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.

6

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.

7

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.

8

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.

9

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.

10

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.

The Candidate List is a list of substances that may have serious effects on human health or the environment. Substances on the Candidate List are also known as "substances of very high concern" and are candidates for eventual inclusion in the Authorisation List. Once they are on the Authorisation List, industry will need to apply for permission to continue using the substance after the sunset date.

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