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Seven new substances added to the Candidate List, entry for bisphenol-A updated

ECHA/PR/18/01

The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 181 substances.

Helsinki, 15 January 2018 - ECHA has added seven new substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List and updated the entry for bisphenol A (BPA) following the SVHC identification process with the involvement of the Member State Committee (MSC).

The BPA entry was updated to reflect an additional reason for inclusion due to its endocrine disrupting properties causing adverse effects to the environment.

Substances included/updated in the Candidate List for authorisation on 15 January 2018 and their SVHC properties:

# Substance name EC number CAS number Reason for inclusion Examples of use(s)
1 4,4’-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A; BPA) 201-245-8 80-05-7 Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) - environment) Manufacture of polycarbonate, as a hardener for epoxy resins, as an anti-oxidant for processing PVC and in thermal paper production.
2 Chrysene 205-923-4 218-01-9 Carcinogenic (Article 57a)
PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e)
Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances.
3 Benz[a]anthracene 200-280-6 56-55-3

Carcinogenic (Article 57a)
PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e)

Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances.
4 Cadmium nitrate 233-710-6 10325-94-7 Carcinogenic (Article 57a)
Mutagenic (Article 57b)
Specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure (Article 57(f) - human health)
Used for the manufacture of glass, porcelain and ceramic products and in laboratory chemicals.
5 Cadmium hydroxide 244-168-5 21041-95-2 Carcinogenic (Article 57a)
Mutagenic (Article 57b)
Specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure (Article 57(f) - human health)
Used for the manufacture of electrical, electronic and optical equipment and in laboratory chemicals.
6 Cadmium carbonate 208-168-9 513-78-0 Carcinogenic (Article 57a)
Mutagenic (Article 57b)
Specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure (Article 57(f) - human health)
Used as a pH regulator and in water treatment products, laboratory chemicals, cosmetics and personal care products.
7 1,6,7,8,9,14,15,16,17,17,18,18- Dodecachloropentacyclo[12.2.1.16,9.02,13.05,10]octadeca-7,15-diene (“Dechlorane Plus”TM) [covering any of its individual anti- and syn-isomers or any combination thereof] - - vPvB (Article 57e) Used as a non-plasticising flame retardant, used in adhesives and sealants and in binding agents.
8 Reaction products of 1,3,4-thiadiazolidine-2,5-dithione, formaldehyde and 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (RP-HP) [with ≥0.1% w/w 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear - - Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – environment) Used as a lubricant additive in lubricants and greases.

 

The Candidate List is a list of substances that may have serious effects on human health or the environment. Substances on the Candidate List are also known as "substances of very high concern" and are candidates for eventual inclusion in the Authorisation List. Once they are on the Authorisation List, industry will need to apply for permission to continue using the substance after the sunset date.

Companies may have legal obligations resulting from the inclusion of the substance in the Candidate List. These obligations may apply to the listed substance on its own, in mixtures or in articles. In particular, any supplier of articles containing a Candidate List substance above a concentration of 0.1% (weight by weight) has communication obligations towards customers down the supply chain and consumers. In addition, importers and producers of articles containing the substance have six months from the date of its inclusion in the Candidate List (15 January 2018) to notify ECHA. Information on these obligations and related tools are available on ECHA’s website.


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