5 Jan 2020
On the 5 January 2020, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced 4 new additions to the REACH candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) having below properties
The inclusion of perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and its salts was decided with the involvement of the Member State Committee (MSC). The PFBS and its salts were added due to its Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health and to the environment as per Article 57(f) (human health and environment). With this addition, The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 205 substances.
The new substances included in the Candidate List are:
Manufacturers involved in the manufacture or sales of products with these substances in theEuropean Union (EU) will need to communicate the presence of SVHCs in their productsabove the concentration of 0.1% (weight by weight), before six months from this latestupdate as on January 16, 2020.
The SVHC list get updated frequently with inputs from Member State Committee. Allmanufacturers/suppliers should keep a track of SVHC list to stay compliant and avoidbusiness continuity risks.
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