16 July 2019, ECHA added 4 new substances to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The authorization now contains 201 substances. The new substances to the Candidate List possess the carcinogenic, toxic to reproduction, persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties.
Following are the substances included in the Candidate List for authorization on 16 July 2019 and their SVHC properties:
|#||Substance name||EC number||CAS number||Reason for inclusion||Examples of use(s)|
|1||2-methoxyethyl acetate||203-772-9||110-49-6||Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c))||Not registered under REACH.|
|2||Tris(4-nonylphenyl, branched and linear) phosphite (TNPP) with ≥ 0.1% w/w of 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear (4-NP)||-||-||Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – environment)||Primarily used as an antioxidant to stabilise polymers.|
|3||2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-2-(heptafluoropropoxy)propionic acid, its salts and its acyl halides (covering any of their individual isomers and combinations thereof)||-||-||Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57(f) - environment)||Processing aid in the production of fluorinated polymers.|
|Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health (Article 57(f) – human health)|
|4||4-tert-butylphenol||202-679-0||98-54-4||Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – environment)||Used in coating products, polymers, adhesives, sealants and for the synthesis of other substances.|
C&K Testing reminds enterprises that, the product containing SVHC materials, whose content exceeds 0.1%, needs to inform ECHA. In later 6 months, the product containing more than 0.1% the concentration of a single SVHC in the article and the annual export volume is more than 1 ton, shall notify the ECHA. The list of SVHC updates twice a year.