- Heart rate
- Growth and development
- Body temperature
- Blood pressure
- Sleep/Wake cycle
Four new REACH substances were added to the European Union (EU) REACH Candidate List of SVHCs on July 16th, 2019.
2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-2-(heptafluoropropoxy)propionic acid, its salts, and its acyl halides (covering any of their isomers and combinations thereof); HFPO-DA
Used in the manufacturing process of fluoropolymer resins
Manufacturers apply these resins in many products, such as wire cables or PTFE (Teflon) coating.
Tris(4-nonylphenyl, branched and linear) phosphite (TNPP) with ≥ 0.1% w/w of 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear (4-NP)
Employed as an antioxidant in:
Article 57 of the REACH regulation denotes different hazard categories for substances in the SVHC candidate list. Specifically, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) may include substances that are:
Given that the ECHA added two of the four chemicals new to REACH candidate list of SVHCs due to their endocrine-disrupting properties, it is wise to clarify this term.
The endocrine system is composed of the body’s organs and glands that produce and release hormones. These hormones are essential to the body’s proper functioning, as they control operations such as:
Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interfere which the body’s production and secretion of hormones. They can be very detrimental to an organism’s health since proper functioning of the endocrine system is critical for a well-working body.
Symptoms of endocrine disruption include:
Finally, endocrine disruptors may have long-lasting effects on the environment and are harmful to humans and wildlife.
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