REACH: New Substance Listed as SVHC

27/06/16

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On 20 June 2016 the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced, that one new Substance will be viewed as Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) and has been added to the candidate list under REACH regulation (EC) 1907/2006. The ECHA candidate list now contains 169 substances.

Background

After inviting interested parties to comment on the addition of potential new SVHC, the Member States Committee of the EU agreed on including one new substance to the ECHA Candidate List due to the carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic to reproduction, persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT), and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties of the substance. Therefore the list now contains 169 substances in total.

Once a substance is put on the Candidate List, producers, importers or suppliers may have information obligations if the article contains more than 0.1% of an SVHC. Notification of the ECHA is required as well if the total amount of the specific SVHC exceeds 1 ton/ year.

The new SVHC in the List: table

Substance Name

EC Number

(CAS Number)

Reason for inclusion Examples of use

Benzo[def]chrysene
(Benzo[a]pyrene)

200-028-5
(50-32-8) 

Carcinogenic (Article 57a);
Mutagenic (Article 57b);
Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c);
PBT (Article 57d);
vPvB (Article 57e)

Commonly not used as a substance in production of consumer goods. Might be present as impurity from mineral oils. Also regulated under Reach Annex XVII.



Additional Information:
Full ECHA candidate list: http://echa.europa.eu/candidate-list-table

Press Release:
http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/a-new-substance-of-very-high-concern-added-to-the-candidate-list

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