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, which is a per- and Polyfluoroalkyl substance – PFAS) and used in electronic parts (semiconductors), metal plating, medical equipment, textile, fire fighting foam, paint…

BPA (CAS # 80-05-7) is already part of the SVHC list but the addition of its endocrine disrupting properties is also proposed.

Therefore, the new SVHC list now includes 174 substances.

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