ECHA has recently updated its SVHC list on December 19, 2012 with 54 new substances bringing the total number of SVHCs to 138. With the new additions the ambitious target of 136 SVHCs by the end of 2012 was met. The latest chemicals are comprised mostly of carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic for reproduction properties. Of the new substances, 23 of them were included after intensive scrutiny by the Member State Committee following comments received from various sources. The remaining 31 went unchallenged.
The following is a summary of reasons why the substances were added:
- 5 substances were identified as PBT and/or vPvB substances
- 3 substances identified as having respiratory sensitizing properties
- 2 substances identified as having serious effects on the environment
- 1 substance identified as having endocrine disrupting properties
- 1 substance identified as degrading to an endocrine disruptor
- 44 substances identified as having carcinogenic, mutagenic, and/or toxic for reproduction
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For further information regarding the new SVHCs, please visit the ECHA website