From the ECHA:

In the framework of the authorisation process, Member States Competent Authorities or the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), on a request by the Commission, may prepare Annex XV dossiers for the identification of substances of very high concern (SVHC).

Substances of very high concern are defined in Article 57 of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (“the REACH Regulation”) and include substances which are:

    • Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or toxic to Reproduction (CMR), meeting the criteria for classification in category 1 or 2 in accordance with Directive 67/548/EEC,
    • Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) or very Persistent and very Bioaccumulative (vPvB) according to the criteria in Annex XIII of the REACH Regulation, and/or
    • Identified, on a case-by-case basis, from scientific evidence as causing probable serious effects to human health or the environment of an equivalent level of concern as those above (e.g. endocrine disrupters)

The Annex XV report prepared by a Member State or the Agency is available in the table below in order to inform interested parties. The interested parties have 45 days from this publication to give scientific comments on the identification of the substance as SVHC as well as further information related to exposures, alternatives substances and risks and send their comments to the Agency. It would facilitate the evaluation process of comments to receive them in English.

The 16 substances are as follows:

  1. Anthracene ( CAS No. 120-12-7 )
  2. 4,4′- Diaminodiphenylmethane ( CAS No. 101-77-9 )
  3. Dibutyl phthalate (CAS No. 84-74-2 )
  4. Cyclododecane ( CAS No. 294-62-2 )
  5. Cobalt dichloride ( CAS No. 7546-79-9 )
  6. Diarsenic pentaoxide ( CAS No. 1303-28-2 )
  7. Diarsenic trioxide ( CAS No. 1327-53-3 )
  8. Sodium dichromate, dihydrate ( CAS No. 7789-12-0 )
  9. 5-tert-butyl-2,4,6-trinitro-m-xylene (musk xylene) ( CAS No. 81-15-2 )
  10. Bis (2-ethyl(hexyl)phthalate) (DEHP) ( CAS No. 117-81-7 )
  11. Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) ( CAS No. 25637-99-4 )
  12. Alkanes, C10-13, chloro (Short Chain Chlorinated Paraffins) ( CAS No. 85535-84-8 )
  13. Bis(tributyltin)oxide ( CAS No. 56-35-9 )
  14. Lead hydrogen arsenate ( CAS No. 7784-40-9 )
  15. Triethyl arsenate ( CAS No. 15606-95-8 )
  16. Benzyl butyl phthalate ( CAS No. 85-68-7 )

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