REACH SVHC list now has 223 chemicals

18 Jan 2022

On January 17, 2022, ECHA added four more substances to its list of SVHC candidates, which was updated from 219 to 223.

The chemicals contain hormone-disrupting properties, interfere negatively with reproductive health, are bioaccumulative, toxic, persistent, and biodegradable, which makes them harmful to humans and the environment.

There are four substances listed on the Candidate List, one of which is used in cosmetics and may disrupt human hormones.

In addition to these, there are two that are used in rubber, lubricants, and sealants, and which are included because they are detrimental to fertility.

There is a fourth chemical that is used in lubricants and greases, and it has been added because it is persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT), and therefore is harmful to the environment.

Below are the newly added 4 chemicals in the SVHC List:

  • tris(2-methoxyethoxy)vinylsilane: CAS number is 1067-53-4. Inclusion is due to the fact that this substance is potentially toxic for reproduction. The substance acts as a coupling agent. According to Article 57CC, the reason for inclusion is that these chemicals are toxic for reproduction. They can be found in rubber, lubricants, adhesives, inks, and fuels.
  • (±)-1,7,7-trimethyl-3-[(4-methylphenyl)methylene]bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one covering any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof (4-MBC): As per Article 57 f – human health, the reason for inclusion is Endocrine Disrupting Properties. This substance is used in cosmetics.
  • 6,6′-di-tert-butyl-2,2′-methylenedi-p-cresol: CAS number is 119-47-1. The reason for inclusion is Toxic for reproduction, as per Article 57 c. It is used in rubbers, plastics and sealants products.
  • S-(tricyclo(,6)deca-3-en-8(or 9)-yl O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) phosphorodithioate: CAS number is 255881-94-8. As stated in Article 57d, the reason for inclusion is the persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic nature of the substance. It is commonly found in greases and lubricants.

By adding these substances to the EU REACH SVHC List, the total REACH SVHC List now stands at 223 substances. Prior to this addition, SVHC 219 was added in July.

Substances that are added to the EU REACH SVHC List come with immediate obligations for affected companies who use the substances in their products above the agreed threshold, which includes notifying their customers and informing ECHA through submissions to the SCIP Database.

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