ECHA Added 8 Substances to REACH SVHC Candidate List

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The European Chemicals Agency - ECHA updated eight hazardous chemicals to the candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) on July 08, 2021. Now the condidate list contains 219 chemicals that may harm people or the environment.

Entries added to the Candidate List on July 08, 2021:
No. Substance name EC number CAS number Reason for inclusion Examples of use(s)
1 2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers - - Toxic for reproduction
(Article 57 c)
Cleaning agents, cosmetics, in scented articles, polishes and wax blends.
2 Orthoboric acid, sodium salt 237-560-2 13840-56-7 Toxic for reproduction
(Article 57 c)
Not registered under REACH.
May be used as solvent and corrosion inhibitor.
3 2,2-bis(bromomethyl)propane1,3-diol (BMP);

2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol, tribromo derivative/3-bromo-2,2-bis(bromomethyl)-1-propanol (TBNPA);

2,3-dibromo-1-propanol (2,3-DBPA)





(Article 57 a)
BMP: manufacture of polymer resins and in one component foam (OCPF) application.

TBNPA: polymer production manufacture of plastics products, including
compounding and conversion and as an intermediate.

DBPA: registered as an intermediate.
4 Glutaral 203-856-5 111-30-8 Respiratory sensitising properties (Article 57f - human health) Biocides, leather tanning, x-ray film processing, cosmetics.
5 Medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP) 
(UVCB substances consisting of more than or equal to 80% linear chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths within the range from C14 to C17)
- - PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)
Flame retardants, plasticising additives in plastics, sealants, rubber and textiles.
6 Phenol, alkylation products (mainly in para position) with C12-rich branched alkyl chains from oligomerisation, covering any individual isomers and/ or combinations thereof (PDDP) - - Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57f - human health and environment)
Preparation of lubricant additive materials and of fuel system cleaners.
7 1,4-dioxane 204-661-8 123-91-1 Carcinogenic
(Article 57a)
Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57f -environment) 
Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health (Article 57f –human health)
8 4,4'-(1-methylpropylidene)bisphenol 201-025-1 77-40-7 Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57f - human health and environment) Not registered under REACH. 
May be used in manufacture of phenolic and polycarbonate resin.

Phon Tech submits Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) samples for testing the content of SVHCs at the beginning of every year. PHOENIX TPEs manufactured and supplied by Phon Tech do not contain any substances in the candidate list of SVHCs. 

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ECHA - Candidate List updated with eight hazardous chemicals
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