On June 27, 2018, ECHA added ten new substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the REACH candidate list. The SVHC list is now at 191 substances. The new SVHC and common usage is found in the table below.
|SVHC||CAS No.||Reason for Inclusion||Common Usage|
|Benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2 anhydridetrimellitic anhydride; TMA||552-30-7||Respiratory sensitizing properties||A reactive chemical compound used in the esterification of alcohols.|
|Benzo[ghi]perylene||191-24-2||PBTvPvB||Research substance used to make dyes, plastics, pesticides, explosives, pharmaceuticals, bile acids, cholesterols, and steroids.|
|DecamethylcyclopentasiloxaneD5||541-02-6||PBTvPvB||Emollient used in cosmetics, including sunscreen and hair care products.|
|Dicyclohexyl phthalateDCHP||84-61-7||Toxic for reproduction Endocrine disrupting properties||Substance used for manufacturing adhesives and sealants, coating products, fillers, putties, plasters, modelling clay, finger paints, non-metal-surface treatment products, inks and toners, polishes and waxes, polymers and textile treatment products and dyes.|
|Disodium octaborate||12008-41-2||Toxic for reproduction||Insecticide|
|DodecamethylcyclohexasiloxaneD6||540-97-6||PBTvPvB||Substance used in washing & cleaning products, polishes and waxes, cosmetics and personal care products and pharmaceuticals.|
|EthylenediamineEDA||107-15-3||Respiratory sensitizing properties||A substance used in the manufacture of fuel additives, bleach activators, chelating agents and corrosion inhibitors|
|Lead||7439-92-1||Toxic for reproduction||Used in metal, especially copper alloys and stainless steels. Commonly found in paints, construction materials, flooring, leather products, and electrical & electronic equipment.|
|OctamethylcyclotetrasiloxaneD4||556-67-2||PBTvPvB||Found in cosmetics and personal care products, washing & cleaning products and polishes and waxes.|
|Terphenyl, hydrogenated||61788-32-7||vPvB||Heat transfer medium, can also be used as a plasticizer.|
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