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Newsflash | Europe | 18 Substances are proposed to enter in the REACH Authorisation list

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

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18 Substances are proposed to enter in the REACH Authorisation list

 

On 1st October 2019, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the press release ECHA/PR/19/14. In this ninth recommendation to the European Commission, ECHA proposes 18 substances of very high concern to be included in the REACH Autorisation list (Annex XIV). The proposed substances are:

 

 

Substance name

SVHC-relevant intrinsic property

Examples of uses in the scope of authorisation

1

 

4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol

(Bisphenol A; BPA)

Toxic for reproduction, Endocrine disrupting properties - human health and environment

Epoxy resin hardeners

2

1,6,7,8,9,14,15,16,17,17,18,18-Dodecachloropentacyclo[12.2.1.16,9.02,13.05,10]octadeca-7,15-diene (“Dechlorane Plus”™)

vPvB

Flame retardant in adhesives and polymers

3

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 (4-Hbl)

Endocrine disrupting properties - environment

 

Lubricants and greases

4

2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate (DOTE)

Toxic for reproduction

Stabiliser in polymers

5

Reaction mass of 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate and 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4-[[2-[(2-ethylhexyl)oxy]-2-oxoethyl]thio]-4-octyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate

(reaction mass of DOTE and MOTE)

Toxic for reproduction

 

Stabiliser in polymers

6

4,4'-bis(dimethylamino)-4''-(methylamino)trityl alcohol with ≥ 0.1% of Michler's ketone (EC No. 202-027-5) or Michler's base (EC No. 202-959-2)

Carcinogenic

Printing inks

7

Dioxobis(stearato)trilead

Toxic for reproduction

Stabiliser in PVC

8

Fatty acids, C16-18, lead salts

Toxic for reproduction

Stabiliser in PVC

9

Trilead dioxide phosphonate

 

Toxic for reproduction

 

Stabiliser in PVC; rubber production; mirror backing

10

Sulfurous acid, lead salt, dibasic

Toxic for reproduction

1)

11

[Phthalato(2-)]dioxotrilead

 

Toxic for reproduction

 

1)

12

Trilead bis(carbonate) dihydroxide

Toxic for reproduction

Artists’ paints

13

Lead oxide sulfate

 

Toxic for reproduction

 

Mirror backing

14

Cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylic anhydride [1], cis-cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylic anhydride [2], trans-cyclohexane-1,2-dicarboxylic anhydride [3] (HHPA)

Respiratory sensitising properties

Epoxy resin hardeners

15

Hexahydromethylphthalic anhydride [1]

Hexahydro-4-methylphthalic anhydride [2]

Hexahydro-1-methylphthalic anhydride [3]

Hexahydro-3-methylphthalic anhydride [4]

(MHHPA)

Respiratory sensitising properties

 

Epoxy resin hardeners

16

Tetraethyllead

Toxic for reproduction

Additive in aviation fuel

17

2-methoxyethanol

Toxic for reproduction

 

Solvent

18

2-ethoxyethanol

Toxic for reproduction

Solvent

 

1) The substance has no registered uses but is recommended based on grouping considerations as it could potentially replace other lead stabilisers in some of their uses. This is to avoid regrettable substitution.