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EU: REACH candidate list now includes 223 SVHCs

JANUARY 2022 - ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS, HARDLINES, SOFTLINES, TOYS AND CHILDREN'S PRODUCTS

On 17 January 2022, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the 26th update of the REACH Candidate List1. Four (4) new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) were added. Hence, the total number of SVHCs on the Candidate List increases from 219 to 2232. All the substances which underwent public consultation during September and October of 2021 were identified as SVHCs and included in the Candidate List.

Resorcinol3 is not included in the Candidate List this time as the European Commission (EC) has not yet confirmed its identification as an SVHC. Resorcinol was proposed to be identified as SVHC in the 23rd public consultation. However, it was not identified as an SVHC by that time. In June 2021, the European Commission (EC) submitted a notification to the World Trade Organization (WTO) about the identification of resorcinol as an SVHC. Once the decision is published, ECHA will follow up to include resorcinol in the Candidate List.

Table A lists the 4 SVHCs newly included in the 26th update of the Candidate List.

Table A.  Newly added SVHCs in the 26th update of Candidate List

Substance name

CAS number

(EC Number) 

Reason for inclusion

Potential Application

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 the manufacture of rubber and plastic products; 
  • Used as laboratory chemical. 

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 the manufacture of rubber and plastic;
  • Used as a monomer in the production of silicone polymers and silicone resins;
  • Used as laboratory chemical.

(±)-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 the formulation of mixtures;
  • Used in cosmetics and personal care products.

S-(tricyclo[5.2.1.02,6]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.

 

[1] ECHA Press release – Four hazardous chemicals added to the Candidate List

[2] The Candidate List

[3] Proposal of identifying resorcinol as an SVHC

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