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Oct. 16 - EU REACH: 15 of 16 Substances Agreed On

Posted Date: 
Thursday, October 16, 2008

From an EU press release (PDF):

At its meeting in Helsinki of 7 and 8 October 2008 the ECHA Member State Committee unanimously agreed on the identification of 14 Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) that may become subject to authorisation. One additional substance was already identified as SVHC without Member State Committee involvement as no comments were provided during the public consultation. These 15 substances will be included in the ‘Candidate List’ which will be published on the ECHA website later in October.

We published the initial list of 16 earlier this year here.  The list of 15 substances to make the cut:

  • Anthracene CAS No. 120-12-7
  • 4,4'- Diaminodiphenylmethane CAS No. 101-77-9
  • Dibutyl phthalate CAS No. 84-74-2
  • Cobalt dichloride CAS No. 7646-79-9
  • Diarsenic pentaoxide CAS No. 1303-28-2
  • Diarsenic trioxide CAS No. 1327-53-3
  • Sodium dichromate, dihydrate CAS No. 7789-12-0
  • 5-tert-butyl-2,4,6-trinitro-m-xylene (musk xylene) CAS No. 81-15-2
  • Bis (2-ethyl(hexyl)phthalate) (DEHP) CAS No. 117-81-7
  • Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) CAS No. 25637-99-4
  • Alkanes, C10-13, chloro (Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins) CAS no. 85535-84-8
  • Bis(tributyltin)oxide CAS No. 56-35-9
  • Lead hydrogen arsenate CAS No. 7784-40-9
  • Triethyl arsenate CAS No. 15606-95-8
  • Benzyl butyl phthalate CAS No. 85-68-7

The one substance that did not make the cut:

  • Cyclododecane CAS No. 294-62-2

For this substance:

On one proposal, Cyclododecane, the MSC unanimously agreed that there was no sufficient scientific data to justify identification under Art. 57.

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