17. February 2021 | All posts, All posts, World news, World news

As the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced in mid-January 2021, two more substances have been added to the candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation.

These are

  • Bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl)ether (CAS-Nr.: 143-24-8 )
  • Dioctyltin dilaurate, stannane, dioctyl-, bis(coco acyloxy) derivs., and any other stannane, dioctyl-, bis(fatty acyloxy) derivs. wherein C12 is the predominant carbon number of the fatty acyloxy moiety.

Thus, the candidate list now contains 211 substances.

The announcement on ECHA’s website states the following:

The two substances are used in products, such as inks or toners and to produce plastics and rubber tyres. They were added to the Candidate List as they are toxic for reproduction and therefore, may adversely affect sexual function and fertility, and cause developmental toxicity in offspring.

Companies must follow their legal obligations and ensure the safe use of these chemicals. From January 2021 onwards, they also have to notify ECHA under the Waste Framework Directive if their products contain substances of very high concern. This notification is submitted to ECHA’s SCIP database and the information will later be published on the Agency’s website.

Go to announcement on ECHA’s website

Further infos: Go to candidate list

Source: https://echa.europa.eu/de/-/candidate-list-updated-with-two-chemicals-that-are-toxic-for-reproduction (last accessed February 17th, 2021)


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