25 June 2020 – ECHA has added four new substances to the Candidate List, three due to their toxicity to reproduction and a fourth due to endocrine disruptor. The endocrine-disrupting substance is used in consumer products, such as cosmetics. The three others are used in industrial processes to produce polymers, coating products, and plastics, respectively.


S.No Substances EC Cas No Reasons for Inclusion Example of Use(s)
1 1-vinyl imidazole 214-012-0 1072-63-5 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c)) In formulations and as a monomer in the production of polymers
2 2-methylimidazole 211-765-7 693-98-1 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c)) As a catalyst in the production of coating products
3 Dibutylbis(pentane-2,4-dionato-O,O’)tin 245-152-0 22673-19-4 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c)) As a catalyst and as an additive in the production of plastics
4 Butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate (Butylparaben) 202-318-7 94-26-8 Endocrine-disrupting properties – human health (Article 57(f) – human health) Cosmetics, personal care products, and pharmaceuticals

Reference: https://echa.europa.eu/-/candidate-list-update-four-new-hazardous-chemicals-to-be-phased-out



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