The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has added the substance PFHxS to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs). Entries for bisphenol A and four phthalates have been updated in order to include endocrine-disrupting properties for human health. The Candidate List was published on July 10, 2017 by ECHA and now contains 174 substances.
Perfluorohexane-1-sulfonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) belongs to the group of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs). PFHxS was identified as a very persistent and very bioaccumulative substance according to REACH Article 57 e. The substance may be used as a plasticiser, lubricant, surfactant, wetting agent, corrosion inhibitor and in fire-fighting foams. More information under https://echa.europa.eu/-/one-new-substance-added-to-the-candidate-list