7 new substances added to Candidate List, entry BPA updated

30 January 2018

ECHA has added seven new substances to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHC) and updated the entry for bisphenol-A (BPA) following the SVHC identification process. The BPA entry was updated to reflect an additional reason for inclusion due to its endocrine disrupting properties causing adverse effects to the environment.
Substances on the Candidate List are also known as "substances of very high concern" and are candidates for eventual 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 (ECHA Press Release, 15 January 2018).
Click here for the full press release.
Click here for the Candidate List of substances of very high concern for Authorisation.

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