ECHA Adds 10 New Substances to SVHC Candidate List

Little Pro on 2018-06-28

ECHA  has added 10 new substances to SVHC candidate list. D4, D5, D6 and lead are all added to the list. The total number of substances on the SVHC candidate list is now 191.

The 8 new substances and their common uses are:

# Substance name EC number CAS number Reason for inclusion Examples of use(s)
1 Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) 209-136-7 556-67-2

PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

Used in washing and cleaning products, polishes and waxes and cosmetics and personal care products.
2 Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) 208-764-9 541-02-6

PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

Used in washing and cleaning products, polishes and waxes, cosmetics and personal care products, textile treatment products and dyes.
3 Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) 208-762-8 540-97-6

PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

Used in washing and cleaning products, polishes and waxes, cosmetics and personal care products.
4 Lead 231-100-4 7439-92-1 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c) Used in metals, welding and soldering products, metal surface treatment products, and polymers.
5 Disodium octaborate 234-541-0 12008-41-2 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c) Used in anti-freeze products, heat transfer fluids, lubricants and greases, and washing and cleaning products.
6 Benzo[ghi]perylene 205-883-8 191-24-2

PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

Not registered under REACH. Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances.
7 Terphenyl hydrogenated 262-967-7 61788-32-7 vPvB (Article 57e) Used as a plastic additive, solvent, in coatings/inks, in adhesives and sealants, and heat transfer fluids.
8 Ethylenediamine (EDA) 203-468-6 107-15-3 Respiratory sensitising properties (Article 57(f) - human health) Used in adhesives and sealants, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, pH regulators and water treatment products.

Note: DCHP and TMA had already been approved for inclusion by European commission in April 2018. Technically speaking, only 8 substances are new.


Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) (EC No 201-545-9, CAS No 84-61-7)

Reason: Reproductive toxicant

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/636.

Benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2 anhydride (trimellitic anhydride) (TMA, CAS 552-30-7)

Reason: Respiratory sensitising properties

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/594.

Suppliers, producers or importers of articles containing candidate list substances in a concentration above 0.1% have to provide sufficient information to allow safe use of the article to their customers or upon request, to a consumer within 45 days of the request. They must also notify Echa if their article contains candidate list substances in a quantity above 1t/y.


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