Substances that may have serious and often irreversible effects on human health and the environment can be identified as substances of very high concern (SVHCs) if a substance is identified as an SVHC, it will be added to the Candidate List for eventual inclusion in the Authorisation List.

The substances and examples of their uses are:

  • 1-vinylimidazole (EC 214-012-0, CAS 1072-63-5) – used in formulations and as a monomer in the production of polymers;
  • 2-methylimidazole (EC 211-765-7, CAS 693-98-1) – used as a catalyst and in the production of coating products;
  • dibutylbis(pentane-2,4-dionato-O,O’)tin (EC 245-152-0, CAS 22673-19-4) – used as a catalyst and as an additive in the production of plastics;
  • butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (EC 202-318-7, CAS 94-26-8) – used in cosmetics, personal care products, and pharmaceuticals; and
  • resorcinol (EC 203-585-2, CAS 108-46-3) – used to manufacture rubber compounds, resins, coatings, adhesives and sealants, and cosmetics.

The date of publishing the above substance on 03/03/2020. Deadline for commenting on the substance on 17/04/2020.

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