EU REACH – ECHA Announces Addition of 4 SVHCs to Candidate List

Vol. 1288 | February 03, 2022

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the addition of four new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List. This brings the total number of SVHCs to 223.

The substances are detailed below for reference.


Substance Name

EC Number

CAS Number

Reason for Inclusion

Examples of Use(s)





Toxic for reproduction
(Article 57 c)

Rubbers, lubricants, adhesives, inks, fuels





Toxic for reproduction
(Article 57 c)

Rubbers, plastics, sealants


(±)-1,7,7-trimethyl-3-[(4-methylphenyl)methylene]bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one covering any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof (4-MBC)


Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57 f - human health)



S-(tricyclo(,6)deca-3-en-8(or 9)-yl O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) phosphorodithioate



PBT (Article 57 d)

Lubricants, greases

A link to the notification by ECHA can be found below:

Producers and importers of articles, containing the substance included in the Candidate List have six months from to notify ECHA if the following conditions apply:

  • the substance is present in those articles in quantities over one tonne per producer or importer per year, and
  • the substance is present in those articles above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight.

The suppliers of articles which contain these substances on in a concentration above 0.1% (w/w) must also provide sufficient information to allow safe use of the article to their customers or upon request, to a consumer within 45 days of the receipt of the request. This information must contain as a minimum, the name of the substance.

In addition, article suppliers must notify substances of very high concern in their articles to ECHA’s SCIP database under the Waste Framework Directive.

A link to the full candidate list of SVHCs is below:

For questions, please contact Mike Redshaw (, +44 (0) 1942-265700)



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