The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the new REACH Candidate List on January 15, 2019: Six Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) were added to the list. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern for authorization now contains 197 substances.
The newly added substances are used in various applications. For instance, Benzo[k]fluoranthene, Fluoranthene, Phenanthrene and Pyrene are polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and are therefore referred to as PAHs. They could occur in polymers, as well as caoutchouc.
2,2-bis(4′-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane is used in glue, paint and the production of polymers.
1,7,7-trimethyl-3-(phenylmethylene)bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one is used as UV-filter in sunscreen and other cosmetic products.
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