On 27 Jun 2018, The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added 8 new substances as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List while another 2 substances, TMA and DCHP, are identified as SVHCs due to respiratory sensitising properties and toxic for reproduction and endocrine-disrupting properties respectively. Therefore, the total SVHC candidate list is updated from 181 to 191.

Below table lists out 10 newly Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) with their SVHC  properties:

Substance NameEC numberCAS NumberSVHC property
Benzo[ghi]perylene 205-883-8 191-24-2 PBT (Article 57 d);
vPvB Art.57(e)
Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5)208-764-9541-02-6PBT (Article 57d);
vPvB (Article 57e)
Disodium octaborate234-541-012008-41-2Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6)208-762-8540-97-6PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e)
Ethylenediamine203-468-6107-15-3Respiratory sensitising properties (Article 57(f) – human health)
Lead231-100-47439-92-1Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4)209-136-7556-67-2PBT (Article 57d)
vPvB (Article 57e)
Terphenyl hydrogenated262-967-761788-32-7vPvB Art.57(e)
Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP)201-545-984-61-7Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – human health)
Benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2 anhydride (trimellitic anhydride) (TMA)209-008-0552-30-7Respiratory sensitising properties (Article 57(f) – human health)

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