8 More Hazardous Substances Added to REACH SVHC Candidate List by ECHA

Little Pro on 2021-07-11

ECHA has added more new substances to SVHC candidate list on 8 Jul 2021. 1,4-dioxane is also on the list. The total number of SVHCs now is 219

Their hazard properties and possible uses of the 8 substances are listed as follows:

# Substance name EC number CAS number Reason for inclusion Examples of use(s)
1 2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers
- -

Toxic for reproduction
(Article 57 c) 

Cleaning agents, cosmetics, in scented articles, polishes and wax blends.

2 Orthoboric acid, sodium salt  237-560-2 13840-56-7

Toxic for reproduction
(Article 57 c) 

Not registered under REACH.
May be used as solvent and corrosion inhibitor.


2,2-bis(bromomethyl)propane1,3-diol (BMP);

2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol, tribromo derivative/3-bromo-2,2-bis(bromomethyl)-1-propanol (TBNPA);

2,3-dibromo-1-propanol (2,3-DBPA)








(Article 57 a)

BMP: manufacture of polymer resins and in one component foam (OCPF) application.

TBNPA: polymer production manufacture of plastics products, including
compounding and conversion and as an intermediate.

DBPA: registered as an intermediate.

4 Glutaral 203-856-5 111-30-8 Respiratory sensitising properties (Article 57f - human health) Biocides, leather tanning, x-ray film processing, cosmetics.
5 Medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP) 
(UVCB substances consisting of more than or equal to 80% linear chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths within the range from C14 to C17)
- -

PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

Flame retardants, plasticising additives in plastics, sealants, rubber and textiles.

Phenol, alkylation products (mainly in para position) with C12-rich branched alkyl chains from oligomerisation, covering any individual isomers and/ or combinations thereof (PDDP)

- - Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57f - human health and environment)
Preparation of lubricant additive materials and of fuel system cleaners.
7 1,4-dioxane 204-661-8 123-91-1 Carcinogenic
(Article 57a)
Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57f -environment) 
Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health (Article 57f –human health)
8 4,4'-(1-methylpropylidene)bisphenol 201-025-1 77-40-7 Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57f - human health and environment) Not registered under REACH. 
May be used in manufacture of phenolic and polycarbonate resin.

Immediate Impacts

Even though adding a substance to SVHC list does not mean immediate restriction or ban, EU producers or importers of articles which contain substances on the SVHC list in a concentration above 0.1% w/w have to provide sufficient information to their customers to allow safe use of the article as soon as the substances are included or, upon request, to a consumer within 45 days of the receipt of the request.

EU and EEA producers or importers of articles have to notify ECHA if their article contains a substance on the SVHC list. This obligation applies if the substance is present in those articles in quantities totalling over 1t/y per producer or importer, and if the substance is present in those articles above a concentration of 0.1% w/w 6 months from its inclusion date.


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