In September 2017 nine new SVHCs were open for public consultation including the following substances followed by their uses:

  1. 4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol (Bisphenol-A) (EC 201-245-8). Used in the manufacture of polycarbonate, as a hardener for epoxy resins, as an anti-oxidant for processing PVC and in the production of thermal paper. Bisphenol A is already included in the Candidate List due to its toxic for reproduction properties and its endocrine disrupting properties with effects on human health.
  2. Chrysene (EC 205-923-4). Not registered under REACH. Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances.
  3. Benz[a]anthracene (EC 200-280-6). Not registered under REACH. Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances.
  4. Cadmium nitrate (EC 233-710-6). Used in laboratory chemicals and for the manufacture of glass, porcelain and ceramic products.
  5. Cadmium hydroxide (EC 244-168-5). Used in laboratory chemicals and for the manufacture of electrical, electronic and optical equipment.
  6. Cadmium carbonate (EC 208-168-9). Used as a pH regulator and in water treatment products, laboratory chemicals, cosmetics and personal care products.
  7. Tricobalt tetraoxide containing ≥ 0.1% w/w nickel oxides (EC 215-157-2). Used in laboratory chemicals, pH regulators and in water treatment products, semiconductors, polymers and coating products.
  8. Dechlorane plus (including any of its individual anti- and syn-isomers or any combination thereof) (CAS 13560-89-9; 135821-74-8; 135821-03-3). Used as a non-plasticising flame retardant, used in adhesives and sealants and in binding agents.
  9. Reaction products of 1,3,4-thiadiazolidine-2,5-dithione, formaldehyde and 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (RP-HP) [with ≥0.1% w/w 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear] (EC - ). Used as a lubricant additive in lubricants and greases.

For more information see the ECHA press release at: https://echa.europa.eu/-/public-consultation-to-identify-nine-new-substances-of-very-high-concern