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ECHA Consults Over Listing Two Substances as SVHCs

SafeGuardSToys and Juvenile Products, Automotive, Electrical & Electronics, Hardgoods, Personal and Protective Equipment, SoftlinesFebruary 23, 2023

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The European Chemicals Agency has launched a 45-day consultation for listing two chemicals as substances of very high concern (SVHC). Comments are accepted until April 3, 2023.

On February 17, 2023, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) launched a 45-day consultation period for listing bis(4-chlorophenyl) sulphone and diphenyl(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)phosphine oxide as substances of very high concern (SVHC). If approved, the number of SVHC on the Candidate List will expand from 233 entries to 235 entries.

According to ECHA, comments will be accepted until April 3, 2023.

Highlights of the two substances are summarized in Table 1.

European Chemicals Agency
Substances of Very High Concern Identification, Consultation, February 17, 2023

Substance (EC/CAS)ClassificationPotential Application
Bis (4-chlorophenyl) sulphone (201-247-9/80-07-9)Very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB)Manufacture of polymers, rubber and other chemicals
Diphenyl (2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl) phosphine oxide (278-355-8/75980-60-80)Toxic for reproduction 1BManufacture of coatings, inks and adhesives

Table 1

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