ECHA recommends 10 SVHCs for authorisation

24 January 2013

ECHA has recommended 10 SVHCs for authorisation. The recommended chemicals are classified as carcinogenic or toxic to reproduction and are used in applications where there is potential for worker exposure.
This is the fourth ECHA recommendation of substances for authorisation from the Candidate List. The 10 new substances have been prioritised based on their hazard properties, volumes used, and use related potential for exposure to humans. For each substance recommended for inclusion in Annex XIV, a deadline (the sunset date) is suggested after which companies will only be able to use it within the EU if an authorisation has been granted.
The final decision on the inclusion of the substances in Annex XIV (the authorisation list) and on their sunset dates will be taken by the European Commission in collaboration with Member States and the European Parliament (ECHA Press Release, 17 January 2013).