ECHA adds four chemicals to the list of substances of very high concern

Excerpt: Based on the proposals by France, Sweden, Germany and Austria, the European Chemicals Agency has added four new SVHCs to the existing list, thus, taking the total to 173 substances.

Thursday, January 12, 2017, Helsinki, Finland

ECHA press release

Based on the proposals by France, Sweden, Germany and Austria and followed by the substances of very high concern (SVHC) identification process involving the Member State Committee, the European Chemicals Agency has added four new SVHCs to the existing list, thus, taking the total to 173 substances.

These chemicals are Bisphenol A (used in resins), Perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) and its sodium and ammonium salts (used as a lubricant)

These chemicals are Bisphenol A (used in resins), Perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) and its sodium and ammonium salts (used as a lubricant), p-(1,1-dimethylpropyl) phenol (used in plastic products) and 4-heptylphenol (used in lubricant formulations). The first two are included in the list because they are toxic for reproduction, whereas the latter two poses serious threats to the environment.

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