The ECHA has recommended that the EU Commission include the following eight substances in the REACH Authorization List (Annex XIV). The substances are either reprotoxic or respiratory sensitizers.
- Lead: Toxic for reproduction and used in the manufacture of batteries, cable sheathing, soldering, various parts of vehicles, machines, and furniture
- 2-methyl-1-(4-methylthiophenyl)-2-morpholinopropan-1-one: Reprotoxic and used as a photoinitiator in UV-curable coatings, inks, and adhesives
- 2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4′-morpholinobutyrophenone: Reprotoxic and used as a photoinitiator in UV-curable coatings, inks, and adhesives
- 2-(4-tertbutylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers: Reprotoxic and used as a fragrance in washing and cleaning products, air care products, perfumes, and cosmetics
- Ethylenediamine: Respiratory sensitizer and used in processing aids, a scavenging agent in refinery streams and corrosion inhibitors, process additive, and in the control of odor emission
- Glutaral: Respiratory sensitizer used in leather tanning, as a cleaning agent, in polymers, and in the development of X-ray film
No use is registered in REACH for the other two substances that the ECHA recommends for inclusion: Orthoboric acid (sodium salt) and diisohexyl phthalate.
In the next step, the EU Commission must decide which substances to include in the Authorization List. A sunset date is defined for each of the substances. After that date, the substance may no longer be placed on the market or used.
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