REACH 181

7 new REACH substances are added to the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list:

Substance Name

CAS#

Where typically used

Benz[a]anthracene (BaA)

56-55-3, 1718-53-2

Used in research laboratories. Found in coal tar, roasted coffee, smoked foods, domestic heating, automobile exhaust. Is also formed during chemical manufacturing. Traces may be found in plastics and rubber.

Cadmium carbonate

513-78-0

Specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure (Article 57(f) - human health). May be used in fungicides and in chemical reagents.

Cadmium hydroxide

21041-95-2

Is found in industrial Nickel Cadmium storage batteries, and may be used in Cadmium plating and in arking Cadmium Salt.

Cadmium nitrate

10022-68-1, 10325-94-7

Is used to give a reddish-yellow luster to glass and porcelain, in photographic emulsion and as a laboratory reagent.

Chrysene (Benzo(a)phenanthrene)

218-01-9, 1719-03-5

Chrysene is found in the coal tar pitch that industry uses to join electrical parts. Chrysen is also used in the manufacture of some dyes. It is also found in creosote, a chemical used to preserve wood. However, is it most often used as a by-product from imcomplete combustion and may be found in traces in rubber, plastics and black colourants.

Dodecachloropentacyclo[12.2.1.16,9.02,13.05,10]octadeca-7,15-diene (“Dechlorane Plus”™) covering any of its individual anti- and syn-isomers or any combination thereof

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Flame retardant in electronic  wiring and cables, automobiles, hard plastic connectors and plastic roofing materials. Is an alternative for Decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE).

 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-HPbl)

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 Used as additive in lubricants and greases.

 

 

Therefore, the new SVHC list now includes 181 substances.