ECHA recommended to the European Commission a new group of substances for the authorisationprocess. Four of them have hazardous properties for health; in fact they are classified as carcinogenic, toxic for reproduction or respiratory sensitizers. The fifth substance, instead, has been indicated as SVHC substance because it is dangerous to the environment.
SVHC substances: How did ECHA reach these conclusions?
To produce its recommendations, ECHA has taken into account the comments received during the public consultation which took place during last summer and it considered also the opinion of the Member States Committee dating back to last December.
This is the fifth recommendation about the inclusion of some Candidate List substances into the list of substances subject to authorisation.
By means of the authorisation process, ECHA aims to protect the health and the environment, by placing under control the substances defined as SVHC substances.
The final decision about the inclusion of those substances in Annex XIV will be taken by the European Commission in collaboration with the Member States and the European Parliament.