ECHA has added seven new substances to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern. There are now 181 SVHCs.
The entry for Bisphenol A has also been updated to reflect an additional reason for inclusion due to its endocrine disrupting properties causing adverse effects to the environment.
The new SVHCs and examples of their uses are shown in the table below:
|Cadmium nitrate||10022-68-1, 10325-94-7||Laboratory chemicals, manufacture of glass, porcelain and ceramic products|
|Cadmium hydroxide||21041-95-2||Laboratory chemicals, manufacture of electrical, electronic and optical equipment|
|Cadmium carbonate||513-78-0||pH regulator, water treatment products, laboratory chemicals, cosmetics and personal care products|
|1,6,7,8,9,14,15,16,17,17,18,18- Dodecachloropentacyclo[188.8.131.52,9.02,13.05,10]octadeca-7,15-diene (“Dechlorane Plus”TM) [covering any of its individual anti- and syn-isomers or any combination thereof]||
|Non-plasticising flame retardant, adhesives and sealants and binding agents|
|Reaction products of 1,3,4-thiadiazolidine-2,5-dithione, formaldehyde and 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (RP-HP) [with ≥0.1% w/w 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear]||-||Lubricant additive|