The EU Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 173 substances. ECHA added four new SVHCs to the Candidate List based on proposals by France, Sweden, Germany and Austria.
The Candidate List is a list of substances that may have serious effects on human health or the environment. Substances on the Candidate List are also known as “substances of very high concern“. Substances included in the Candidate List for authorisation and their SVHC properties can be found in the following link:
Following the inclusion of a substance in this Candidate List, companies may have immediate legal obligations under REACH Regulation. These obligations may apply to the listed substance on its own, in mixtures or in articles. Once the substances are on the Authorisation List, industry will need to apply for permission to continue using the substance after the sunset date.
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