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2 new REACH SVHC substances were added today to the SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) REACH list:

  • 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-10-alkyl esters; 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, mixed decyl and hexyl and octyl diesters with = 0.3% of dihexyl phthalate (CAS # 68515-51-5 and 68648-93-1) for being toxic for reproduction. Indeed, they may damage both the fertility and the unborn child. Like other phthalates, this substance is used as a plasticiser and a lubricant. It may be found in adhesives, inks, coatings, cables, polymer foils and PVC compounds. It is especially present in computers, electronic and electrical equipment, optical products, machinery, and transport equipment.

  • 5-sec-butyl-2-(2,4-dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane [1], 5-sec-butyl-2-(4,6-dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane [2] [covering any of the individual isomers of [1] and [2] or any combination thereof] which cover various CAS numbers (117933-89-8, 343934-04-3, 343934-05-4, 676367-02-5, 676367-03-6, 676367-04-7, 676367-05-8, 676367-06-9, 676367-07-0, 676367-08-1, 676367-09-2, 186309-28-4 etc.) and are considered as very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) substances. The substance CAS # 117933-89-8, also known under the trade name Karanal, is used as a fragrance agent in soap and detergent.

A new updated version of the SVHC list is expected in December of this year.

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 2 nouvelles substances REACH ont été ajoutées aujourd’hui à la liste REACH des SVHC (substances extrêmement préoccupantes).

Une nouvelle révision de la liste des SVHC est attendue en Décembre.