REACH SVHC Candidate list updated

25 Jun 2020

European Chemical Agency, ECHA has updated the candidate list of substance of very high concern for authorisation, in accordance with Article 59(10) of REACH regulation Annex XIV.



On 25th June 2020, below 4 new chemicals added to SVHC list, making it from 205 to 209.

  • 1-vinylimidazoleCAS: 1072-63-5Reason: Toxic for reproduction as per Article 57 (c).Found in: Production of polymers, antifoaming agents, coagulating agents, surface treatment of metals
  • 2-methylimidazoleCAS: 693-98-1Reason: Toxic for reproduction as per Article 57 (c).Found in: Paints, varnishes, plastics as hardening promoter, manufacturing, casting and surface treatments of metals, plastic products.
  • Dibutylbis(pentane-2,4-dionato-O,O’)tinCAS: 22673-19-4Reason: Toxic for reproduction as per Article 57 (c).Found in: As an additive and catalyst in plastic production, paints, sealants.
  • Butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (Butylparaben)CAS: 94-26-8Reason: Endocrine disrupting properties – human health as per Article 57(f) – human health.Found in: Cosmetics, personal care products and pharmaceuticals, flavouring agent

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