Four New Substances Added to SVHC Candidate List, Updated to 201

On July 16, 2019, ECHA added 4 new substances to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The authorization now contains 201 substances. The new substances to the Candidate List are carcinogenic, toxic to reproduction, persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties.

Following are the substances included in the Candidate List for authorization on July 16, 2019, and their SVHC properties:

# Substance name EC number CAS number Reason for inclusion Examples of use(s)
1 2-methoxyethyl acetate 203-772-9 110-49-6 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c)) Not registered under REACH.
2 Tris(4-nonylphenol, branched and linear) phosphite (TNPP) with ≥ 0.1% w/w of 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear (4-NP) Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – environment) Primarily used as an antioxidant to stabilize polymers.
3 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-2-(heptafluoropropoxy)propionic acid, its salts and its acyl halides (covering any of their isomers and combinations thereof) Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57(f) – environment) Processing aid in the production of fluorinated polymers.
Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health (Article 57(f) – human health)
4 4-tert-butyl phenol 202-679-0 98-54-4 Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – environment) Used in coating products, polymers, adhesives, sealants and for the synthesis of other substances.