Substances of very high concern (SVHC)

On May 18, 2022, the High Level Roundtable on the Implementation of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) held its third meeting. During the meeting, the European Commission (EC) provided an update on the state of implementation of the CSS. According to the written report, main achievements since the last meeting of the

The Swedish Member State Competent Authority (MSCA) proposed that N-(Hydroxymethyl)acrylamide is a substance of very high concern (SVHC) due to its carcinogenic and mutagenic properties. There are 14 active registrations of the substance and it is imported or manufactured in the European Economic Area (EEA) in volumes of 1,000 to 10,000 metric tons per year.

ECHA announced on February 2, 2022, that the SCIP database has seven million searchable article notifications received from nearly 7,000 companies across the EU. The database is searchable by article name, brand, product category, type of material, chemical name, or SCIP number. According to ECHA, the information “helps consumers to make more informed and sustainable

ECHA announced on February 2, 2022, that it is considering recommending eight new substances for the EC to include in the Authorization List (REACH Annex XIV). The substances include:

Substances

SVHC-Relevant Intrinsic Property

Examples of Use(s) in the Scope of Authorization

Ethylenediamine

Respiratory sensitizing properties

Use as processing aid, scavenging agent in refinery streams, corrosion