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EU: REACH candidate list includes 224 SVHCs now

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

On 10 June 2022, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the 27th update of the REACH candidate list1. One (1) new Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) was added. Hence, the total number of entries of SVHCs on the candidate list increases from 223 to 2242.

During March and April 2022, ECHA launched a public consultation and proposed one substance to be identified as SVHC. Now, this substance is identified as an SVHC and included in the REACH candidate list. Moreover, resorcinol3 is still pending for being included in the SVHC candidate list, as the European Commission (EC) has not published its decision about this issue yet.

Table A lists the new SVHC included in the 27th update of the Candidate List.

Table A. Newly added SVHC in the 27th update of Candidate List

Substance name

CAS number
(EC Number)

Reason for inclusion

Potential application

N-(hydroxymethyl) acrylamide

924-42-5 (213-103-2)

Carcinogenic (Article 57a);

Mutagenic (Article 57b)

  • Used as monomer for polymerisation;
  • Used as fluoroalkyl acrylate copolymer;
  • Used in paints and coatings.

 

[1]  ECHA Press release – One hazardous chemical added to the Candidate List

[2]  The official Candidate List

[3]  Proposal of identifying resorcinol as a SVHC

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