On January 12, 2017 the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the new Candidate List, adding four new substances. The Candidate List now contains 173 substances of very high concern (SVHC).
The four new entries refer to:
4,4′-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A, BPA) (EC 201-245-8), which was added to the list due to its toxic for reproduction properties. Bisphenol A is used in manufacturing of polycarbonate, epoxy resins, chemicals and as a hardener in epoxy resins.
Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) and its sodium and ammonium salts (EC 206-400-3 (sodium salt), EC 221-470-5 (ammonium salt)), which were added to the list due to their toxic for reproduction and persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) properties. PDFA is used as plasticiser, lubricant, wetting agent and corrosion inhibitor.
p-(1,1-dimethylpropyl) phenol (EC 201-280-9), which was included to the list due to equivalent level of concern, having probable serious effects to environment. Substance is used in manufacturing of chemicals and plastic products.
4-heptylphenol, branched and linear, which was included to the list due to equivalent level of concern, having probable serious effects to environment. This substance is used in manufacturing of polymers and formulation into lubricants.