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REACH Update - New Additions to Substances of Very High Concern
On 15th January 2019 ECHA added five new substances to the Candidate List due to the carcinogenic, toxic to reproduction, persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties of the substances.
The decision to include the four polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) was taken with the involvement of the Member State Committee (MSC). The four PAH cases were referred to the MSC in order to address new hazard information submitted during the public consultation.
Full details of the chemicals added to the SVHC candidate list can be viewed by members of the Research Association below.