REACH: 7 new substances added to be candidate list

On 15 January 2018, seven new very worrying substances were included in the candidate list and the Bisphenol A (BPA) item was updated after the SVHC identification process due to its endocrine disrupting properties.


7 substances that will shortly be added, namely:

  1. Chrysene (EC 205-923-4; CAS 218-01-9);
  2. Benz(a)anthracene (EC 200-280-6; CAS 56-55-3, 1718-53-2);
  3. Cadmium nitrate (EC 233-710-6, 638-751-7; CAS 10022-68-1, 10325-94-7);
  4. Cadmium hydroxide (EC 244-168-5; CAS 21041-95-2);
  5. Cadmium carbonate (EC 208-168-9; CAS 513-78-0);
  6. 1,6,7,8,9,14,15,16,17,17,18,18-Dodecachloropentacyclo [,9 .02,13.05,10 ]octadeca-7,15-diene (EC 236-948-9; CAS 13560-89-9) better known as Decholrane Plus;
  7. Reaction product between 1,3,4-thiazolidine-2,5-dione, formaldehyde and 4-heptylphenol linear or branched (with a weight concentration ≥ 0,1% of linear or branched 4-heptylphenol).


Apart from these substances, the Bisphenol A item will also be updated; already present in the Candidate List due to its reproduction toxicity and, as an endocrine disrupter, it can cause considerable negative effects to human health.

A note on Dechlorane Plus: it is a crystalline organic compound in powder used as a flame retardant additive due to its high chlorine content and higher thermal stability than the other chlorinated flame retardants.