1 new REACH substance is proposed for the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) list:
Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts (PFHxS, CAS # 355-46-4) which is added because it is very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB). This substance is found as an impurity or a replacement of PFOS (Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid) and used in electronic parts (semiconductors), metal plating, medical equipment, textile, fire fighting foam, paint…
BPA (CAS # 80-05-7) is already part on the SVHC list but the addition of its endocrine disrupting properties is also proposed.
Therefore, the new SVHC list now includes 174 substances.