Europe – Four new substances added to the Candidate List

The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 201 substances.

ECHA has added four new substances to the Candidate List due to their toxicity to reproduction, endocrine disruption and a 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, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) substances, respectively.

The decision to include two of the substances, number 2 and 3 in the table below, was taken with the involvement of the Member State Committee (MSC).

One further substance, the last in the table below, has been added to the list having been identified as an SVHC by the European Commission due to its endocrine-disrupting properties. The MSC referred this SVHC proposal to the Commission in 2016.

Substances included in the Candidate List for authorisation on 16 July 2019 and their SVHC properties…