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EU REACH: Public consultation for the 26th update of candidate list launched

SEPTEMBER 2021 - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS, HARDLINES, SOFTLINES, TOYS AND CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS

On 3 September 2021, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) launched a public consultation for the 26th update of the REACH Candidate List1. The public consultation will end on 18 October 2021. 

Four (4) substances were proposed as substance of very high concern (SVHCs). Moreover, the European Commission (EC) is expected to publish the decision about the identification of resorcinol2 as a substances of very high concern (SVHC) in the 4th quarter of 2021. Once the EC decision is published, ECHA will follow up to include resorcinol into the Candidate List. Hence, the total number of SVHCs listed on the Candidate List will increase from 219 to 224 in December 2021 or January 2022.

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

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

Substance Name

CAS Number 
(EC Number)

Reason(s) for proposing

Potential Application

(±)-1,7,7-trimethyl-3-[(4-methylphenyl)methylene]bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one covering any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof ( (4-MBC)

- (-)

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

  • Used in formulation of mixtures;
  • Used in cosmetics and personal care products.

6,6'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-methylenedi-p-cresol (DBMC)

119-47-1
(204-327-1)

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)

  • Used in adhesives, sealants, lubricants, greases, fuels, hydraulic fluids, polymer, metal working fluids;
  • Used in manufacture of rubber and plastic products;
  • Used as laboratory chemical.

S-(tricyclo[5.2.1.0'2,6]deca-3-en-8(or 9)-yl) O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) phosphorodithioate

255881-94-8
(401-850-9)

PBT (Article 57 d)

  • Used in lubricants and greases.

Tris(2-methoxyethoxy)vinylsilane

1067-53-4
(213-934-0)

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)

  • Used in non-metal surface treatment;
  • Used in sealants;
  • Used in manufacture of rubber and plastic;
  • Used as a monomer in production of silicone polymers and silicone resins;
  • Used as laboratory chemical.

 

[1]  The public consultation webpage (with Annex XV dossiers that include possible end uses of the proposed SVHCs)

[2]  Proposal of identifying resorcinol as a SVHC

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