The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 169 substances. ECHA has added one new SVHC to the Candidate List due to the carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction, persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT), and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties of the substance.
The Candidate List is a list of substances that may have serious effects on human health or the environment. Substances on the Candidate List are also known as “substances of very high concern“. The aim of publishing such a list is to inform the general public and industry that these substances are candidates for possible inclusion in the Authorisation List. Once they are on the Authorisation List, industry will need to apply for permission to continue using the substance after the sunset date.
Read more at the source: A new substance of very high concern added to the Candidate List
Source: European Chemicals Agency, http://echa.europa.eu/