11 Jun 2022
On 10th June, 2022, The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added one more substance to its list of SVHC candidates, which was updated from 223 to 224.
The newly added substance to candidate list is N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide (CAS-924-42-5) which is mainly a carcinogen as well as Mutagen.
N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide is generally found as intermediate compound in thermoplastic manufacturing.
Also, N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide is classified as TOXIC LIQUID, ORGANIC, N.O.S. (N-(Hydroxymethyl)acrylamide, acrylamide, formaldehyde) with UN 2810 and dangerous for transportation by road, rail and air.
As a result of substance additions to the EU REACH SVHC List, if the substances are used in products above an agreed threshold, affected companies are subject to immediate obligations. ECHA must also be informed through submissions to the SCIP Database, which include notifying customers. In addition, this obligates supply chains to contact all their immediate suppliers to identify the risks due to N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide.
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