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A new substance of very high concern added to the Candidate List

ECHA/PR/16/07

The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 169 substances.

Helsinki, 20 June 2016 - ECHA has added one new SVHC to the Candidate List due to the carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction, persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT), and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties of the substance.

Substance included in the Candidate List for authorisation on 20 June 2016 and its SVHC properties:

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Substance name

EC number

CAS number

Reason for inclusion

Examples of use(s)

1

Benzo[def]chrysene

(Benzo[a]pyrene)

200-028-5

50-32-8

Carcinogenic (Article 57a)

Mutagenic (Article 57b)

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)

PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

Normally not manufactured intentionally but may occur as a constituent or impurity in other substances.

 

The Candidate List is a list of substances that may have serious effects on human health or the environment. Substances on the Candidate List are also known as "substances of very high concern". The aim of publishing such a list is to inform the general public and industry that these substances are candidates for possible inclusion in the Authorisation List. Once they are on the Authorisation List, industry will need to apply for permission to continue using the substance after the sunset date.

Companies may have legal obligations resulting from the inclusion of the substance in the Candidate List.These obligations may apply to the listed substance on its own, in mixtures or in articles. In particular, any supplier of articles containing a Candidate List substance above a concentration of 0.1% (weight by weight) has communication obligations towards customers down the supply chain and consumers. In addition, importers and producers of articles containing the substance have six months from the date of its inclusion in the Candidate List (20 June 2016) to notify ECHA. Information on these obligations and related tools are available on the ECHA website.