EU Chemical Agency Launches Public Consultation Over Eight Potential SVHCs

Top Quote A look at the eight potential SVHCs that the EU-ECHA is consulting over until April 23, 2021. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 26, 2021 - The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has launched a public consultation on eight potential substances of very high concern (SVHC).

    The eight substances are:

    1. 1,4-dioxane: its Carcinogen 1B-classification is expected to be included in Annex VI of the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures regulation (CLP regulation) in the draft of the upcoming 17th ‘Adaption to Technical Progress’ (ATP)
    2. 2,2-bis(bromomethyl)propane1,3-diol (BMP); 2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol, tribromo derivative/3-bromo-2,2-bis(bromomethyl)-1-propanol (TBNPA); 2,3-dibromo-1-propanol (2,3-DBPA)
    3. 2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers
    4. 4,4'-(1-methylpropylidene)bisphenol; (bisphenol B)
    5. Glutaral
    6. Medium chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP) [UVCB substances consisting of more than or equal to 80% linear chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths within the range from C14 to C17]
    7. Orthoboric acid, sodium salt
    8. Phenol, alkylation products (mainly in para position) with C12-rich branched or linear alkyl chains from oligomerization, covering any individual isomers and/or combinations thereof (PDDP)

    These substances are used in a variety of consumer products, including flame retardants, leather tanning and corrosion inhibitors. To see a more comprehensive list of the potential SVHCs and their uses, view SGS’s original SafeGuard 033/21.

    This consultation, the first to be held by the ECHA in 2021, was launched on March 9 and stakeholders have until April 23, 2021, to submit comments and further information on use, exposure, alternatives and risks. If the eight proposals are accepted, the Candidate List will expand to 219 substances.

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