Seven new substances added to the Candidate List, entry for bisphenol-A updated



ECHA has added seven new substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List and updated the entry for bisphenol A (BPA) following the SVHC identification process with the involvement of the Member State Committee (MSC). The BPA entry was updated to reflect an additional reason for inclusion due to its endocrine disrupting properties causing adverse effects to the environment.

Substances included/updated in the Candidate List for authorisation on 15 January 2018 and their SVHC properties:

(*) Bisphenol A | Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) - environment) | Manufacture of polycarbonate, as a hardener for epoxy resins, as an anti-oxidant for processing PVC and in thermal paper production

(*) Chrysene | Carcinogenic (Article 57a) PBT (Article 57d) vPvB (Article 57e) | Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances.

(*) Benz[a]anthracene | Carcinogenic (Article 57a) PBT (Article 57d) vPvB (Article 57e) | Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances.

(*) cadmium nitrate | Carcinogenic (Article 57a) Mutagenic (Article 57b) Specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure (Article 57(f) - human health) | Used for the manufacture of glass, porcelain and ceramic products and in laboratory chemicals.

(*) cadmium hydroxide | Carcinogenic (Article 57a) Mutagenic (Article 57b) Specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure (Article 57(f) - human health) | Used for the manufacture of electrical, electronic and optical equipment and in laboratory chemicals.

(*) cadmium carbonate | Carcinogenic (Article 57a) Mutagenic (Article 57b) Specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure (Article 57(f) - human health) | Used as a pH regulator and in water treatment products, laboratory chemicals, cosmetics and personal care products.

(“Dechlorane Plus”TM) | vPvB (Article 57e) | Used as a non-plasticising flame retardant, used in adhesives and sealants and in binding agents.

(*) Reaction products of 1,3,4-thiadiazolidine-2,5-dithione, formaldehyde and 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (RP-HP) [with ≥0.1% w/w 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear. | Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – environment) | Used as a lubricant additive in lubricants and greases.

The Candidate List is a list of substances that may have serious effects on human health or the environment. Substances on the Candidate List are also known as "substances of very high concern" and are candidates for eventual inclusion in the Authorisation List. Once they are on the Authorisation List, industry will need to apply for permission to continue using the substance after the sunset date.

SOURCE: echa.europa.eu


                   

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