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Revision to SVHC list
Four new substances were added to the REACH Candidate List in January 2022.
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The REACH Candidate List is a list of 223 substances that may have serious effects on human health or the environment. This is known as the ‘list of substances of very high concern’ (SVHCs), and falls under the authorisation category of REACH – hence the use of SVHCs may be prohibited in the future.
A substance may be added to the Candidate List if it has a potential to be i) persistent, bio accumulative and toxic for the environment, ii) carcinogenic, iii) mutagenic or iv) toxic for reproduction.
An aim of the Candidate List is to promote the substitution of SVHCs with less dangerous alternatives.
The latest revision to the SVHC list was published in January 2022. Four new substances were added, and these are listed in the table below.
|Table 1: Four new additions to the Candidate List in January 2022|
|Substance||CAS number||Reason for proposal||Relevant materials or uses|
|(±)-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||Cosmetics|
|6,6'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-methylenedi-p-cresol (DBMC)||119-47-1||Toxic for reproduction||Rubbers, lubricants, adhesives, inks and fuels|
|S-(tricyclo[126.96.36.199'2,6]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||Persistent, bio accumulative and toxic (PBT)||Antioxidant or stabiliser in the manufacture of polymers and as an additive in the rubber industry. Also used in lubricants, greases, adhesives, sealants, hydraulic fluids and metal working fluids|
|tris(2-methoxyethoxy)vinylsilane||1067-53-4||Toxic for reproduction||Rubbers, plastics, sealants and used to formulate lubricants (additives) and greases that are used by professional workers and at industrial sites|
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