Hazard substances list expanded

8th February 2017


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Nicola Booth

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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