The following 4 substances have been added to the REACH candidate list by ECHA.

  • Diisohexyl phthalate: Used in various cosmetics (CAS 71850-09-4), among other products.
  • 2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4’-morpholinobutyrophenone (CAS 119313-12-1): Used in coatings and surface treatments, among other uses.
  • 2-Methyl-1-(4-(methylthio)phenyl)-2-morpholinopropan-1-one (CAS 71868-10-5): Used in polymer coatings, among other uses.
  • Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) (CAS 375-73-5): Used in preparative chemistry, among other uses.

The first three have been added due to toxicity to reproduction while the fourth one due to combination of other properties of concern. The latter causes probable serious effects to human health and the environment, giving rise to an equivalent level of concern to carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMR), persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bio-accumulative (vPvB) substances.

The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorization now contains 205 substances.



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