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Four new SVHC’s bring the total to 223


The SVHC Candidate List now includes 223 substances

On January 17th, 2022, ECHA added four new substances to the SVHC Candidate List, it contains now 223 substances. 

All Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) can be found in the Candidate List on the ECHA website.

The inclusion of new substances in the Candidate List is the result of a consultation process. ECHA, the European Chemical Agency, collects feedback from interested parties and then decides about the addition of new substances to the Candidate List. A summary of the process can be found in Decision D(2021)10043-DC.

The following four substances are added to the SVHC Candidate List per 17 January 2022:

Substance name




Examples of use




Toxic for reproduction

Rubbers, lubricants, adhesives, inks, fuels




Toxic for reproduction

Rubbers, plastics, sealants

(±)-1,7,7-trimethyl-3-[(4-methylphenyl)methylene]bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one covering any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof (4-MBC)



Endocrine disrupting properties


S-(tricyclo(,6)deca-3-en-8(or 9)-yl O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) phosphorodithioate



Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT)

Lubricants, greases

The examples of use in the table are just a summary of possible uses. A detailed “Substance Infocard” can be found on the ECHA website, click on the substance name In the table to view those Infocards.

Obligations are effective immediately

ECHA reasons that the consultation period preceding the decision provides sufficient time to prepare.

The obligations apply to all SVHC’s that are present in an article above 0,1 % weight-weight (w/w). If this is the case for one or more of the (new) SVHC’s then:

  • The “information” obligation and submittal of information to the SCIP database is required immediately. 
  • The same goes for the “communication” obligation: a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) must be available immediately.

Only for the “notification” obligation - for SVHC’s in quantities of more than one tonne per year - there is a period of maximum six months after inclusion to submit the notification to ECHA.

More information on the obligations such as the SCIP database can be found on ProductIPedia.

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