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2024-04-30

ECHA Consults Over Two Substances as SVHC

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a consultation over the listing of two chemicals as substances of very high concern (SVHC). Comments are being accepted until April 15, 2024.

On March 1, 2024, the ECHA launched a 45-day consultation period for listing bis(α,α-dimethylbenzyl) peroxide and triphenyl phosphate as SVHC. If approved, the number of SVHC on the Candidate List will expand from 240 entries to 242 entries.

Highlights of the two substances are summarized in Table 1.

EUROPEAN CHEMICALS AGENCY
SUBSTANCES OF VERY HIGH CONCERN IDENTIFICATION, CONSULTATION, MARCH 1, 2024
SUBSTANCE (EC/CAS) POTENTIAL APPLICATION
Bis(α,α-dimethylbenzyl) peroxide
(201-279-3/80-43-3)¹
  • Manufacture of plastic and rubber products and chemicals
  • Products containing wood (e.g. floors, furniture and toys), stone, plaster, cement, glass or ceramic (e.g. dishes, pans and pots, and food storage containers) and plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, mobile phones and toys)
Triphenyl phosphate
(204-112-2/115-86-6)²
  • Formulation of plastic and rubber preparations, including adhesive products and coatings
  • Formulation of flame retardant/plasticizer preparations and cosmetics
  • Manufacture of plastic and rubber articles
¹ Toxic for reproduction
² Endocrine disrupting properties - environment

According to ECHA, comments will be accepted until April 15, 2024.

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