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The Candidate List of substances of very high concern now contains 224 entries for chemicals that can harm people or the environment. Companies are responsible for managing the risks of these chemicals and must also give their customers and consumers enough information to use them safely.

Helsinki, 10 June 2022 – N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide has been added to the Candidate List as it may cause cancer or genetic defects. It is mostly used in polymers and when manufacturing other chemicals, textiles, leather or fur.

Entry added to the Candidate List on 10 June 2022:

(*) Substance:  N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide 

(*) Reason for inclusion: Carcinogenic; Mutagenic

(*) Example of uses: As a monomer for polymerisation, as a fluoroalkyl acrylate copolymer, and in paints and coatings.

The Candidate List now has 224 entries – some are groups of chemicals so the overall number of impacted chemicals is higher.

These substances may be placed on the Authorisation List in the future. If a substance is on that list, its use will be prohibited unless companies apply for authorisation and the European Commission authorises them to continue its use.


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