REACH Candidate Lists Expanded to Include Four More Chemicals

The ECHA recently included four new substances of very high concern (SVHC) in the REACH Candidate list. See the related press releaseThe list now contains a total of 201 chemicals.

The new entries include:

  • Tris(4-nonylphenyl, branched and linear) phosphite (TNPP) with ≥ 0.1% w/w of 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear (4-NP) – endocrine disruptor for the environment
  • 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-2-(heptafluoropropoxy)propionic acid, its salts and its acyl halides (covering any of their individual isomers and combinations thereof) – equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health and the environment
  • 4-tert-butylphenol – endocrine disruptor for the environment
  • 2-methoxyethyl acetate – reprotoxicant

Manufacturers and importers who deal with these SVHCs are not automatically required to register them. However, suppliers must inform their customers about the presence of the chemicals by providing safety data sheets. The information must also be provided for mixtures that contain a chemical in the candidate list in a concentration of at least 0.1% by weight – even when the mixture itself is not considered hazardous according to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.

When products contain SVHCs in a concentration greater than 0.1% by mass, vendors must notify theECHA, as required by REACH: Article 7, Section 2. Vendors also have obligations as defined in Article 33 of REACH: They must inform customers and, upon request, consumers of the presence of SVHCs.

The Candidate List is updated regularly. Six new SVHCs were added in January 2019.

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