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ECHA added six new substances to SVHC Candidate List

ECHA added six new substances to SVHC Candidate List

Helsinki, January 15, 2019

The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 197 substances.

ECHA has added five new substances to the Candidate List due to the carcinogenic, toxic to reproduction, persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties of the substances.

One further substance has also been added to the list having been identified as an SVHC by the European Commission due to its endocrine-disrupting properties. The Commission’s decision follows the referral of the MSC opinion on this SVHC proposal in 2016.

Read ECHA’s news article from here.

SVHC Candidate list can be found here.