Overview of 7 Newly Added SVHCs and Their Possible Uses

Little Pro on 2018-01-16

ECHA has added 7 new substances to the candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHC list) on 15 Jan 2018, making a total of 181 SVHCs.

Index Substance name EC number CAS number Possible use(s)
1 Chrysene 205-923-4 218-01-9 Mainly as impurity
2 Benz[a]anthracene 200-280-6 56-55-3 Mainly as impurity
3 Cadmium nitrate 233-710-6 10325-94-7 Manufacture of glass, porcelain and ceramic products and in laboratory chemicals.
4 Cadmium hydroxide 244-168-5 21041-95-2 Manufacture of electrical, electronic and optical equipment and in laboratory chemicals.
5 Cadmium carbonate 208-168-9 513-78-0 Used as a pH regulator and in water treatment products, laboratory chemicals, cosmetics and personal care products.
6 1,6,7,8,9,14,15,16,17,17,18,18- Dodecachloropentacyclo[,9.02,13.05,10]octadeca-7,15-diene (“Dechlorane Plus”TM) - - Used as a non-plasticising flame retardant, used in adhesives and sealants and in binding agents.
7 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 - - Used as a lubricant additive in lubricants and greases.

The inclusion of a substance in the Candidate List may trigger immediate legal obligations for companies. These obligations may apply to the listed substance on its own, in mixtures or in articles. More info


ECHA - press release

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