Which substances have been added to the Candidate List?
On request of the European Commission, a Member State or the ECHA may propose the classification of a substance as substance of very high concern (SVHC). If such classification occurs, the aforementioned substance will be added to the candidate list for its eventual inclusion in Annex XIV.
The inclusion of a substance in the candidate list generates legal obligations for companies producing, importing or using such substance as is, in preparations, or in items.
On January 12th 2017 multiple SVHC substances have been added to the Candidate List.
The SVHC substances that have been added to the Candidate List and the reasons of their inclusion are:
- 4,4’-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A; BPA) (EC: 201-245-8, CAS: 80-05-7) - Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c).
- Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) (EC: 206-400-3, CAS: 335-76-2), its sodium (CAS: 3830-45-3) and ammonium salts (EC: 221-470-5, CAS: 3108-42-7) - Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c), PBT (Article 57d).
- p-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenol (EC: 201-280-9, CAS: 80-46-6) - Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to environment (Article 57f.).
- 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear [substances with a linear and/or branched alkyl chain with a carbon number of 7 covalently bound predominantly in position 4 to phenol, covering also UVCB- and well-defined substances which include any of the individual isomers or a combination thereof] - Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to environment (Article 57f).
For more information regarding the new SVHC substances and the complete Candidate List, visit the following ECHA links: