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EU: REACH public consultation for the 30th update of candidate list starts

SEPTEMBER 2023 - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS, HARDLINES, SOFTLINES, TOYS AND CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS

On 1 September 2023, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) launched a public consultation for the 30th update of the REACH Candidate List1. The public consultation will end on 16 October 2023. 

Five (5) substances are proposed as substances of very high concern (SVHC) and one proposal is to update its SVHC property. Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) was identified as SVHC due to its property of toxic for reproduction in 2008. In 2017, the European Commission (EC) adopted the Decision2 on the endocrine-disrupting properties to human health of DBP. Now, it is proposed due to its endocrine-disrupting properties to the environment.

If Member State Committee unanimously reached an agreement, the total number of SVHCs listed on the Candidate List will increase from 235 to 240 in December 2023 or January 2024.

Table A gives the substance names, identification numbers (CAS and EC), the reason(s) for proposing and their potential application(s).

Table A. SVHCs to be included in the Candidate List under this public consultation

Substance name CAS number (EC Number) Reason for proposing Potential application
2,4,6-tri-tert-butylphenol (2,4,6-TTBP)

732-26-3 

(211-989-5)

  • Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c);
  • PBT (Article 57d);
  • vPvB (Article 57e)
  • Used in industrial formulation of fuel additives and fuel blends;
  • Used as intermediate.
2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol

3147-75-9 

(221-573-5)

  • vPvB (Article 57e)
  • Used in air care products, coating products, adhesives and sealants, lubricants and greases, polishes and waxes and washing & cleaning products.
2-(dimethylamino)-2-[(4-methylphenyl)methyl]-1-[4-(morpholin-4-yl)phenyl]butan-1-one

119344-86-4 

(438-340-0)

  • Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
  • Used as photoinitiator in UV-inks;
  • Used in industrial application of coatings and inks.
Bumetrizole

3896-11-5 

(223-445-4)

  • vPvB (Article 57e)
  • Used in coatings, adhesives, sealants, printing inks, polishes and wax blends, textile dyes, finishing and impregnation products;
  • Used in washing and cleaning products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, cosmetics, fragrances, air care products, biocidal products, photo-chemicals, and metal and non-metal surface treatment.
Oligomerisation and alkylation reaction products of 2-phenylpropene and phenol (OAPP)
-
(700-960-7)
  • vPvB (Article 57e)
  • Used in adhesives and sealants, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, inks and toners and polymers.

 

Entry updated in Candidate List and its reason of inclusion

 

Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)

84-74-2

(201-557-4)

  • Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c);
  • Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) - human health)
  • Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) - environment)*
  • Used as plasticiser for PVC, synthetic leather. It can be found in plastisol, and flock printing.

Note: 
PBT: Persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic
vPvB: very Persistent, very bioaccumulative
*: The property proposed during this public consultation

 

 

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