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ECHA Candidate list: 8 new substances added

ECHA adds 8 subsctances that are used in cosmetics, scented articles, rubber, textiles, solvents, flame retardants and manufacture plastics products to the Candidate List. Most have been added tbecause they are hazardous to human health.

The Candidate List now includes 219 substances of very high concern that may have serious effects on our health or the environment.

Newly added subsctances:

  1. 2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers

  2. Orthoboric acid, sodium salt

  3. 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)

  4. Glutaral

  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)

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

  7. 1,4-dioxane

  8. 4,4'-(1-methylpropylidene)bisphenol

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