On 17 January 2022, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced the SVHC Candidate List for authorisation as of January 2022, adding 4 new substances to the list. It now contains 223 entries of substances.
One of the four substances is used in cosmetics and has been added to the Candidate List as it has hormone-disrupting properties in humans. Two substances are used, for example, in rubbers, lubricants and sealants, and have been included because they negatively affect fertility. The fourth substance is used in lubricants and greases and has been added as it is persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic, and therefore harmful for the environment.
Details of the addition to the list are as follows:
|#||Substance name||EC number||CAS number||Reason for inclusion||Examples of use(s)|
|1||6,6'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-methylenedi-p-cresol||204-327-1||119-47-1||Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 c)||Rubbers, lubricants, adhesives, inks, fuels|
|2||tris(2-methoxyethoxy)vinylsilane||213-934-0||1067-53-4||Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 c)||Rubbers, plastics, sealants|
covering any of the individualisomers and/or combinations thereof (4-MBC)
|--||--||Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57 f - human health)||Cosmetics|
O-(isopropyl or isobutylor 2-ethylhexyl) O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) phosphorodithioate
|401-850-9||255881-94-8||PBT (Article 57 d)||Lubricants, greases|
From 5 January 2021, if SVHC substances are present in an article placed on the EU market in a concentration above 0.1 % w/w, the EU supplier of that article needs to submit a SCIP notification to ECHA under the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD, Directive 2008/98/EC).
After 5 January 2021, if substances present in an article as such or in a complex object placed on the EU market in a concentration above 0.1 % w/w are added to the Candidate List, the supplier of that article need to submit a new SCIP notification or update a previous submitted SCIP notification for that article at the time of the next supply or placement on the market to any customer or as a result of an import, after the substance has been included in the Candidate List.
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