16 January 2020, ECHA added 4 new substances to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs)。 The authorization now contains 205 substances。 The new substances to the Candidate List possess probable serious effects to human health and the environment, giving rise to an equivalent level of concern to carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMR), persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) substances。


Substances included in the Candidate List for authorisation on 16 January 2020 and their SVHC properties:

# Substance name EC number CAS number Reason for inclusion Examples of use(s)
1 Diisohexyl phthalate 276-090-2  71850-09-4

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c)) 

Not registered under REACH.
2 2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4'-morpholinobutyrophenone 404-360-3 119313-12-1

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c)) 

The substance is used in polymer production
3 2-methyl-1-(4-methylthiophenyl)-2-morpholinopropan-1-one

400-600-6

71868-10-5

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c)) 

The substance is used in polymer production
4 Perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS) and its salts  - -

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)
Used as a catalyst/ additive/reactant in polymer manufacture and in chemical synthesis。 It is also used as a flame retardant in polycarbonate (for electronic equipment)。

C&K Testing reminds enterprises that, the product containing SVHC materials, whose content exceeds 0.1%, needs to inform ECHA. In later 6 months, the product containing more than 0.1% the concentration of a single SVHC in the article and the annual export volume is more than 1 ton, shall notify the ECHA. The list of SVHC updates twice a year.


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The Candidate List of SVHCs added 4 New Substances, Updated to 201-C&K Testing,16 June 2019

The List of 205 SVHCs

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