The Candidate List of SVHCs adds 4 New Substances, Updated to 209
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25 Jun. 2020, ECHA has added 4 substances into the Candidate List of SVHCs. The additions include three substances that are toxic to reproduction and one endocrine disruptor. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 209 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment.

Substances added to the Candidate List for authorisation on 25 June 2020:

Substance Name

EC No.


Reason for Inclusion

Examples of Uses




Toxic for reproduction

(Article 57 (c))

In formulations and as a monomer in the production of polymers




Toxic for reproduction

(Article 57 (c))

As a catalyst in the production of coating products




Toxic for reproduction

(Article 57 (c))

As a catalyst and as an additive in the production of plastics

Butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate




Endocrine disrupting properties - human health

(Article 57(f) – human health)

Cosmetics, personal care products and pharmaceuticals

The Candidate List includes substances of very high concern that may have serious effects on our health or environment. These may be placed on the Authorisation List in the future, which means that industry would need to apply for permission to continue using them.

C&K Testing warmly reminds that, companies may have legal obligations when their substance is included in the Candidate List - either on its own, in mixtures or in articles. Any supplier of articles containing a Candidate List substance above a concentration of 0.1 % weight by weight has to give sufficient information to their customers and consumers to allow safe use. As of January 2021, companies will also need to notify ECHA’s SCIP database if their articles contain Candidate List substances.

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Candidate List of 209 SVHCs