The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) usually releases two new announcements of substances of very high concern (SVHC) within one year. Four new substances of high concern have been added to the announcement. Currently, there are 201 chemical substances in the Candidate List of Substances of High Concern. EU REACH mid-year announcement adds 4 substances of high concern, which has accumulated to 201 Four new substances have been added to the Candidate List The ECHA/PR/19/12 Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) pending approval now contains 201 substances.
Helsinki, 16 July 2019 – The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added four new substances to the Candidate List due to their toxicity to reproduction, endocrine disrupting and other properties of concern. The latter may have serious effects on human health and the environment of equal concern, including carcinogenic, mutagenic and reproductive toxicity (CMR), persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and extremely bioaccumulative (vPvB) substances, respectively. The decisions for the 2nd and 3rd substances included in the table below were made by the Member State Committee (MSC). The last in the table below is another substance that has been designated as an SVHC by the European Commission due to its endocrine disrupting properties. The MSC referred the SVHC proposal to the committee in 2016.
ECHA Press Release
Issued pursuant to Article 59(10) of the REACH Regulation) notes:
- Real Version: Only the shortlist published on this website is considered the real version. After including a substance on the candidate list on the website, a company may immediately have legal obligations, in particular Articles 7, 31 and 33 of the REACH Regulation.
- Numerical identifiers: Each candidate list entry covers both anhydrous and hydrated forms of the substance. The CAS number shown in the entry is usually in anhydrous form. Hydrated forms of substances identified by other CAS numbers remain within the scope of the entry.
- Other Numeric Identifiers: For entries with a “-” in the EC number and CAS number columns, an exhaustive listing of EC and/or CAS registration numbers, describing the substances or groups of substances considered to be within the scope of the Candidate List entry where feasible case is included. This information can be accessed via the “Details” button of the selected entry.