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ECHA – Substances

On 27 June 2018  ECHA  added eight new SVHCs to the Candidate List following the SVHC identification process with the involvement of the Member State Committee .

Two further substances, TMA and DCHP, have also been added to the list, having been identified as SVHCs by the European Commission due to their respiratory sensitising properties and toxic for reproduction and endocrine-disrupting properties, respectively. The Commission’s decision follows the referral of the MSC opinions on these SVHC proposals in 2016. A short summary of the obligations is available on ECHA´s website Click Here.

The Chemdoc application has this information available in a new report for the SVHC list of substances. The report is accessible through the substance tab on Chemdoc

# Substance name EC number CAS number Reason for inclusion Examples of use(s)
1 Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) 209-136-7 556-67-2 PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

Used in washing and cleaning products, polishes and waxes and cosmetics and personal care products.
2 Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) 208-764-9 541-02-6 PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

Used in washing and cleaning products, polishes and waxes, cosmetics and personal care products, textile treatment products and dyes.
3 Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) 208-762-8 540-97-6 PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

Used in washing and cleaning products, polishes and waxes, cosmetics and personal care products.
4 Lead 231-100-4 7439-92-1 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c) Used in metals, welding and soldering products, metal surface treatment products, and polymers.
5 Disodium octaborate 234-541-0 12008-41-2 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c) Used in anti-freeze products, heat transfer fluids, lubricants and greases, and washing and cleaning products.
6 Benzo[ghi]perylene 205-883-8 191-24-2 PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

Not registered under REACH. Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances.
7 Terphenyl hydrogenated 262-967-7 61788-32-7 vPvB (Article 57e) Used as a plastic additive, solvent, in coatings/inks, in adhesives and sealants, and heat transfer fluids.
8 Ethylenediamine (EDA) 203-468-6 107-15-3 Respiratory sensitising properties (Article 57(f) – human health) Used in adhesives and sealants, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, pH regulators and water treatment products.
9 Benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2 anhydride (trimellitic anhydride) (TMA) 209-008-0 552-30-7 Respiratory sensitising properties (Article 57(f) – human health) Used in the manufacture of esters and polymers.
10 Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) 201-545-9 84-61-7 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)

Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – human health)

Used in plastisol, PVC, rubber and plastic articles. A further use is also as a phlegmatiser and dispersing agent for formulations of organic peroxides.

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