Tag Archives: SVHC

ECHA Recommends 18 Chemicals for the REACH Authorization List

The ECHA has recommended to the EU Commission that it include 18 chemicals in Annex XIV (Authorization List) of REACH. Because of their properties, all the substances are harmful to human health or the environment. The list currently contains 43 chemicals. A public consultation last year preceded the ECHA … Continue reading

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ECHA Publishes Data Requirements for SVHC Database

The ECHA has announced which information companies will have to supply when they market products containing substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The Waste Directive that has been in effect since July 2018 is the background for the announcement. The goal of the Directive is to eliminate … Continue reading

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REACH Candidate Lists Expanded to Include Four More Chemicals

The ECHA recently included four new substances of very high concern (SVHC) in the REACH Candidate list. See the related press release. The list now contains a total of 201 chemicals. The new entries include:   Tris(4-nonylphenyl, branched and linear) phosphite (TNPP) with ≥ 0.1% w/w of 4-nonylphenol, … Continue reading

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For the First Time, the ECHA Classifies Chemical as an SVHC Based on Its Environmental Mobility

In the future, the ECHA Member State Committee (MSC) could classify persistent chemicals that spread rapidly in the environment as substances of very high concern (SVHC). At their meeting at the end of June in Helsinki, committee representatives created a precedent … Continue reading

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Market Surveillance Uncovers Failure of Dental Hygiene Products to Meet Legal Requirements

In particular, tooth whiteners are often deficient. A CMR substance, sodium perborate (German only), was found in one sample, and an excessive amount of hydrogen peroxide was found in another. Those are the findings the Official Cosmetics Control Laboratories (OCCLs) … Continue reading

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ECHA Publishes CoRAP List For 2019–21

The ECHA has updated the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) list. Based on the list, 19 member states of the EU plan to evaluate 100 chemicals in the next three years. The list contains chemicals to be evaluated as part … Continue reading

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Industry Wants to Help Develop the ECHA’s SVHC Database

A group of 17 industry associations in the EU have sent a letter to the EU Commission and asked to participate in the development of the ECHA database for substances of very high concern (SVHC). According to the new Waste Framework Directive that went … Continue reading

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