6 New Substances Added to REACH SVHC List

Little Pro on 2019-01-16

ECHA has added 6 more new substances to SVHC candidate list on 15 Jan 2019. The total number of SVHCs now is 197. This includes 4 PAHs, bis-phenol P and 1,7,7-trimethyl-3-(phenylmethylene)bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one.

Their hazard properties and possible uses are listed as follows:

EC No. CAS No. Possible Use Concerns
2,2-bis(4'-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane (Bisphenol P) 401-720-1 6807-17-6 Potential use in plastics and thermal paper Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
Benzo[k]fluoranthene 205-916-6 207-08-9 Impurities in UVCB-substances that are derived from coal or in several petroleum streams Carcinogenic (Article 57a)
PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e)
Fluoranthene 205-912-4 206-44-0 Same as above PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e)
Phenanthrene 201-581-5 85-01-8 Same as above vPvB (Article 57e)
Pyrene 204-927-3 129-00-0 Same as above PBT (Article 57d) 
vPvB (Article 57e)
1,7,7-trimethyl-3-(phenylmethylene)bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one 239-139-9 15087-24-8 Not registered use Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f))

Among above 6 substances, Bisphenol P is similar to Bisphenol A

For complete SVHC list, please go to:


EU producers or importers of articles which contain substances on the SVHC list in a concentration above 0.1% (w/w) have to provide sufficient information to their customers to allow safe use of the article as soon as the substances are included or, upon request, to a consumer within 45 days of the receipt of the request.

EU and EEA producers or importers of articles have to notify ECHA if their article contains a substance on the SVHC list. This obligation applies if the substance is present in those articles in quantities totalling over 1t/y per producer or importer, and if the substance is present in those articles above a concentration of 0.1% (w/w) 6 months from its inclusion date.


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