Towards REACH 197 ?

6 new REACH substances are proposed for the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list that should be updated and published in December 2018:

Substance Name CAS # Where used
 2,2-bis(4'-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane 6807-17-6 In the manufacture of thermal papers but also (minor uses) in drugs/biocides, surface coatings, inks and adhesives
Benzo[k]fluoranthene and Fluoranthene 207-08-9 and 206-44-0 In coatings, adhesives, road & construction applications and cleaning agents
Phenanthrene and Pyrene 85-01-8 and 129-00-0 In coatings,  paints, road & construction applications, blinders/release agents, lubricants and cleaning agents
Undecafluorohexanoic acid and its ammonium salt 307-24-4,  21615-47-4 In a wide variety of applications, including the manufacture of computers, electronic and optical products, electrical equipment, pharmaceuticals, surface active agents, printing and reproduction of recorded media, lubricants, greases, release products, coating and painting, thinners, paint removers, textiles dyes, cosmetics, perfumes, personal care products, machinery, mechanical appliances and plastic articles.

Consequently, the new SVHC list may include 197 substances in total. 

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