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The substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 209 substances.

Recently, ECHA had issue an important resolution that 4 substances were added into SVHC list. Up to now, totally 209 items are under control.


On June 25, 2020, the European Chemicals Agency ECHA had issued a resolution that four substances are added to the SVHC list. 

These four new substances have reproductive toxicity and endocrine disrupting properties, which may cause serious harm to human health. Till now, the SVHC list has included 209 items.


REACH SVHC new added 4 substances as follows:


No.Substance nameEC number

CAS number

Reason for  inclusionExamples of  use(s)
2061-vinylimidazole214-012-01072-63-5

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c))

In formulations and as  a monomer in the production of polymers
2072-methylimidazole211-765-7693-98-1

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c))

As a catalyst in the  production of coating products
208Dibutylbis(pentane-2,4-dionato-O,O')tin245-152-022673-19-4

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 (c))

As a catalyst and as an  additive in the production of plastics
209Butyl   4-hydroxybenzoate(Butylparaben)202-318-794-26-8

Endocrine disrupting  properties - human health 

(Article 57(f) – human  health)

Cosmetics, personal  care products and pharmaceuticals



BTL kindly reminds that Any supplier of articles containing candidate list substances in concentrations exceeding 0.1% by weight must provide their customers and consumers with sufficient information for safe use. From January 2021, if the company's products contain substances in the candidate list, it is also necessary to notify ECHA's SCIP database. Importers and manufacturers of articles containing candidate list substances will also notify ECHA within six months from the date they are included in the list (June 25, 2020).


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