Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) News

  • Four new SVHCs added to REACH Candidate List

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has officially added four substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List for authorization, bringing the total number of substances on the list to 173. The new additions of January 12, 2017 are: ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • REACH Enforcement Action to Focus on CLP, SVHC and PIC

    The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement is set to launch a new enforcement campaign focusing on the classification and labeling of mixtures and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). This comes as part of its sixth major coordinated enforcement project under REACH and encompasses three key enforcement priorities for ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • REACH: Six New Substances Proposed for Candidate List

    Six new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) have been proposed for eventual addition onto the Candidate List for authorization. Substances with potential adverse effects on the environment and human health are labelled as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). European Union Member States or the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) can propose a substance be labelled as an SVHC. ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Progress in identifying and managing risks of substances that matter most

    The second report of the SVHC Roadmap implementation is now available and describes the main achievements and progress of the activities covered under the SVHC Roadmap to 2020 (screening, generation of data and assessment and risk management option analysis (RMOA)) in 2015. It also provides an update on regulatory risk management activities under the REACH and CLP regulations and looks ahead to ...

  • REACHReady launches exclusive new “SVHC Database”

    REACHReady has launched a new “SVHC Database” that its Gold subscribers can now use to help them manage their REACH compliance obligations. A key aspect of REACH is the identification of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). It may be necessary for SVHCs to be subject to stringent controls in order to protect human health and the environment. The inclusion of a substance on the ...


    By REACHReady Ltd

  • Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)

    Cadmium; cadmium oxide; pentadecafluorooctanoic acid (PFOA); ammonium pentadecafluorooctanoate (APFO); dipentyl phthalate (DPP); and 4-nonylphenol ethoxylates, are the latest additions to the EU Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) List. The complete list can be viewed ...


    By ChemTel Inc.

  • REACHReady launches exclusive new “SVHC Database”

    REACHReady has launched a new “SVHC Database” that its Gold subscribers can now use to help them manage their REACH compliance obligations. A key aspect of REACH is the identification of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). It may be necessary for SVHCs to be subject to stringent controls in order to protect human health and the environment. The inclusion of a substance on the ...


    By REACHReady Ltd

  • Six new substances of very high concern (SVHCs) added to the Candidate List and one entry updated

    admium fluoride and cadmium sulphate are added to the Candidate List as being ‘Carcinogenic', ‘Mutagenic', ‘Toxic for reproduction' and are also identified as being of ‘Equivalent level of concern based on probable serious effects to human health' (specifically due to the effects on kidney and bone). Two benzotriazole substances ...

  • EU Chemicals Agency Defends Video On Consumer Rights Over Industry Objections

    The European Chemicals Agency is defending itself against accusations of alarmism over a video made to raise awareness about a consumer right to information on chemicals that was introduced by the European Union's REACH regulation. The video, issued by ECHA June 30, is intended to highlight a provision in REACH (Regulation No. 1907/2006 on the ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • ECHA updated the Candidate List with six new SVHC substances (Substances of Very High Concern)

    Six new substances identified as SVHC. ECHA publishes and regularly updates a list of substances that are identified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) since they have at least one of the following characteristics: they are CMR (carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic to the reproductive system); they are vPvB (very persistent and very bioaccumulative); ...


    By Selerant srl

  • ECHA updates the Candidate List for authorisation with six new substances of very high concern (SVHCs)

    ECHA's Member State Committee (MSC) has unanimously agreed to identify six new substances as SVHCs. These six substances are added to the Candidate List for authorisation. The Candidate List now contains 144 substances. MSC reached unanimous agreement on the identification of six substances as SVHCs following the MSC's scrutiny of the comments received during public consultation and ...

  • 54 Potential SVHCs Placed on 2012 Second SVHC Consultation List

    On Sep 3, 2012, the second Substances of Very High Concerns (SVHC) consultation list of this year was published by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA). An unprecedented large update, including 54 proposals added for consultation for the identification of SVHC candidates, has been taken by ECHA in order to fulfill the public commitment made by European Commissioners of 136 substances on the SVHC ...


    By SGS

  • ECHA Provides Information about SVHC Use in Consumer Articles

    The aim of the ECHA in publishing this information is to increase awareness of SVHC uses in the applications listed. The ECHA warns that not all articles similar to those listed will contain SVHC and vice versa that if an article is omitted from the list it may still contain an SVHC. It is hoped this list of SVHC applications may contribute to a better knowledge about existence of applications ...


    By SGS

  • Notification Deadline Date for SVHCs Has Arrived

    As of June 1, 2011, notifications for substances of very high concern (SVHC) identified on the Candidate List before December 1, 2010, contained in articles must be performed. The current Candidate List is available ...


    By Acta Group

  • Notification Deadline Date for SVHCs Has Arrived

    As of June 1, 2011, notifications for substances of very high concern (SVHC) identified on the Candidate List before December 1, 2010, contained in articles must be performed. The current Candidate List is available ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • REMINDER: Notification deadline date for SVHCs has arrived

    As of June 1, 2011, notifications for substances of very high concern (SVHC) identified on the Candidate List before December 1, 2010, contained in articles must be performed. The current Candidate List is available online. Thirty-eight substances are impacted by the June 1, ...


    By Acta Group

  • ECHA Updates REACH-IT to Allow Submission of Notifications for Substances in Articles

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced on April 13, 2011, that it has updated REACH-IT to allow the submission of notifications for substances in articles. Beginning June 1, 2011, companies must notify to ECHA substances present in articles they produce or import that were included on the substances of very high concern (SVHC) Candidate List before December 1, 2010, if both of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ECHA updates REACH-IT to allow submission of notifications for substances in articles

    The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced on April 13, 2011, that it has updated REACH-IT to allow the submission of notifications for substances in articles. Beginning June 1, 2011, companies must notify to ECHA substances present in articles they produce or import that were included on the substances of very high concern (SVHC) Candidate List before December 1, 2010, if both of the ...


    By Acta Group

  • ECHA Updates Guidance on Substances in Articles

    On April 1, 2011, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the availability of an update to the Guidance on Requirements for Substances in Articles. The update replaces the previous Guidance. Beginning June 1, 2011, companies must notify to ECHA substances present in articles they produce or import that were included on the substances of very high concern (SVHC) Candidate ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • ECHA updates guidance on substances in articles

    On April 1, 2011, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the availability of an update to the Guidance on Requirements for Substances in Articles. The update replaces the previous Guidance. Beginning June 1, 2011, companies must notify to ECHA substances present in articles they produce or import that were included on the substances of very high concern (SVHC) Candidate List before ...


    By Acta Group

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