ECHA received a proposal for 8 new substances of very high concern (SVHC) substance which seriously affects human health and the environment. The below table shows, eight new SVHC chemical substances proposed. These were mostly used in polymers and rubber products, water and textile cleaning treatment, biocides, chemical processing., etc. If a substance is identified as an SVHC after evaluation, it will be moved to the Candidate List for eventual inclusion in the Authorisation List. The last deadline for commenting is 23/04/2021.

Name EC Number CAS Number Proposing authority Reason for proposing
1,4-dioxane 204-661-8 123-91-1 Germany Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects on the environment. Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects on human health
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) 221-967-7   253-057-0   202-480-9 3296-90-0  36483-57-5  1522-92-5   96-13-9 Norway Carcinogenic
2-(4-tert-butyl benzyl)propionaldehyde and its stereoisomers Sweden Toxic for reproduction
4,4′-(1-methylpropylidene)bisphenol; (bisphenol B) 201-025-1 77-40-7 France Endocrine-disrupting properties – environment AND human health
Glutaral 203-856-5 111-30-8 Sweden Respiratory sensitizing properties
Medium-chain chlorinated paraffin (MCCP) [ UVCB substances consists of more than or equal to 80% linear chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths from C14 to C17] ECHA Presence of PBT, vPvB
Orthoboric acid, sodium salt 237-560-2 13840-56-7 Sweden Toxic for reproduction
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) Germany Toxic for reproduction, Endocrine-disrupting properties, Endocrine disrupting properties.


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