On January 12, 2017, ECHA added four new substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the REACH candidate list. The SVHC list is now at 173 substances. The new SVHC and common usage is found in the table below.

SVHCCAS No.Reason for InclusionWhere Used
4,4′-isopropylidenediphenol    80-05-7Toxic for reproductionPolymers and in manufacture of plastic products
4-Heptylphenol, branched and linear   Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to environmentNot registered in EU – uses in R&DDerivatives may include greases and lubricants
Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) and its sodium and ammonium saltsNonadecafluorodecanoic acid ·      Ammonium nonadecafluorodecanoate·      Decanoic acid, nonadecafluoro-, sodium salt     335-76-23108-42-73830-45-3Toxic for reproduction PBT (persistent, bioaccumulative, & toxic)Textiles, packaging, firefighting foam
p-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenol    80-46-6Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to environmentResins and lacquers, germicide in cleaning solutions, adhesives, paints, some rubber curing uses for a derivative

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