Vol. 1089 | 19 Jul 2019

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the addition of 4 new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List.

The substances are detailed below for reference.


Substance name

EC number

CAS number

Reason for inclusion

Examples of use(s)


2-methoxyethyl acetate



Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c))

Not registered under REACH.


Tris(4-nonylphenyl, branched and linear) phosphite (TNPP) with ≥ 0.1% w/w of 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear (4-NP)



Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – environment)

Primarily used as an antioxidant to stabilise polymers.


2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-2-(heptafluoropropoxy)propionic acid, its salts and its acyl halides (covering any of their individual isomers and combinations thereof)



Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57(f) - environment)

Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health (Article 57(f) – human health)

Processing aid in the production of fluorinated polymers.





Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – environment)

Used in coating products, polymers, adhesives, sealants and for the synthesis of other substances.

A link to the notification by ECHA is contained in below:


Producers and importers of articles, containing the substance included in the Candidate List have six months from 16th July publication 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.

In addition, the suppliers of articles which contain these substances in a concentration above 0.1% (w/w) must 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.

This addition brings the total number of SVHCs on the list to 201. A link to the full candidate list of SVHCs is below:


For additional information please contact:

Mike Redshaw
email - mike.redshaw@intertek.com
Tel - +44 (0)1942 265700


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