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ECHA adds 6 new substances to Candidate List by Nick Boley
June 20, 2013, 09:24
Filed under: chemicals, ECHA, REACH/CLP | Tags: ,

The Member States Committee of the European Chemicals Agency, ECHA, has approved the addition of six further substances to the Candidate List for SVHCs (substances of very high concern).

This brings the total number of substances on the list to 144, and covers substances with quantities totalling over one tonne per producer or importer per year, and present in  articles above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight. This provides an analytical challenge to laboratories to confirm the 0.1% threshhold.

The six substances added to the list are:

  • Cadmium
  • Cadmium oxide
  • 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated
  • Ammonium pentadecafluorooctanoate (APFO)
  • Pentadecafluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
  • Dipentyl phthalate (DPP)

Full details are available on the ECHA website.

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