Six New Substances Added to Candidate List of SVHC

Six New Substances Added into the Candidate List of SVHCs


On January 15, 2019, ECHA added 10 new substances to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The authorization now contains 197 substances. The new substances to the Candidate List possess the carcinogenic, toxic to reproduction, persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties.


Following are the substances included in the Candidate List for authorization on 15 January 2019 and their SVHC properties:


# Substance Name EC Number CAS Number Reason for Inclusion Examples of Use(s)
1 2,2-bis-(4′-hydroxyphenyl)


401-720-1 6807-17-6 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c) No active registrations under REACH
2 Benzo[k]fluoranthene 205-916-6 207-08-9 Carcinogenic (Article 57a) Not yet registered under REACH
PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e)
3 Fluoranthene 205-912-4 206-44-0 PBT (Article 57d) Not yet registered under REACH
vPvB (Article 57e)
4 Phenanthrene 201-581-5 85-01-8 vPvB (Article 57e) Not yet registered under REACH
5 Pyrene 204-927-3 129-00-0 PBT (Article 57d) Used as a transported intermediate for the manufacture of fine chemicals
vPvB (Article 57e) 
6 1,7,7-trimethyl-


239-139-9 15087-24-8 Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – environment) Not yet registered under REACH