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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on 9 March 2021 opened a public consultation on proposed substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to be included in the Candidate list in the 25th update (summer 2021).

Until 23 April 2021 proposals will be accepted.

The proposed substances are:

NameEC numberCAS numberConsumer uses
1,4-dioxane204-661-8123-91-1There are no consumer uses, but it cannot be excluded that there are uses of substances or related mixtures, where 1,4-dioxane is contained as constituent or impurity.
2,2-bis(bromomethyl)propane1,3-diol (BMP)
2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol, tribromo derivative/3-bromo-2,2-bis(bromomethyl)-1-propanol (TBNPA)
2,3-dibromo-1-propanol (2,3-DBPA)
Polymer production manufacture of plastics products
2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomersIt is used in many different uses such as coatings and paints, thinners, paint removes; Fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay; Finger paints, ink and toners
4,4′-(1-methylpropylidene)bisphenol; (bisphenol B)201-025-177-40-7It may be used in the manufacture of phenolic and polycarbonate resins and it has a structure similar to Bisphenol A.
Glutaral203-856-5111-30-8In leather tanning, finishing, impregnation and cosmetics/personal care between other uses.
Medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP) [UVCB substances consisting of more than or equal to 80% linear chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths within the range from C14 to C17]In rubber articles; Paper products; Textile (fabrics, textiles, apparel and leather articles); PVC (plastic articles); Production of cables (machinery, mechanical appliances, electrical/electronic articles).
Orthoboric acid, sodium salt237-560-213840-56-7Uses include solvent and corrosion inhibitor
Phenol, alkylation products (mainly in para position) with C12-rich branched or linear alkyl chains from oligomerisation, covering any individual isomers and/ or combinations thereof (PDDP)The substance is further used in the manufactureof chemicals, rubber products and plastic products.

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) opens public consultation on proposed substances of very high concern (SVHCs)