Hazard substances list expanded
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Four chemicals have been added to the candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation, bringing the total to 173.
They are: 4,4’-isopropylidenediphenol; nonadecafluorodecanoic acid and its sodium and ammonium salts; p-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenol; and 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear.
The list consists of substances that may have serious effects on human health or the environment, and may eventually be placed on the authorisation list.
Companies using a substance that is authorised must apply for permission to continue using it after the ‘sunset’ date.
There may also be legal obligations on companies using a substance on the candidate list. Suppliers of products containing a listed substance above a concentration of 0.1% must inform customers down the supply chain and consumers, for example.
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