6 new substances added to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs)

The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) has been upgraded to 197 substances. The ECHA (European Chemical Agency) included last 15th January 6 new substances; 5 of them due to the carcinogenic, toxic to reproduction, persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties of the substances. The sixth substance has been identified as an endocrine-disrupting by the European Commission and consequently added to the list.

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