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Candidate List ECHA: aggiunte 8 nuove sostanze pericolose per la salute umana

AGGIORNAMENTO DEL 9/7/2021

Giovedì 8 luglio 2021 ECHA, European Chemicals Agency, ha aggiunto aggiunte 8 nuove sostanze SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) alla Candidate List.

Alcune delle nuove sostanze aggiunte sono usate in prodotti di consumo come cosmetici, articoli profumati, gomma e tessuti. Altre sono usate come solventi, ritardanti di fiamma o per fabbricare prodotti in plastica. La maggior parte sono state aggiunte alla Candidate List perché sono pericolose per la salute umana in quanto tossiche per la riproduzione, cancerogene, sensibilizzanti respiratorie o interferenti endocrini.

 

Tra le sostanze aggiunte le più comuni sono:

 

  • 2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers: utilizzato in detergenti e cosmetici, è tossico per la riproduzione
  • Orthoboric acid, sodium salt: utilizzato come solvente o inibitore della corrosione, è tossico per la riproduzione
  • Glutaral: utilizzato nei biocidi e nei cosmetici, è sensibilizzante per le vie respiratorie
  • 1,4-dioxane: utilizzato come solvente, è cancerogeno

 

Riportiamo di seguito le nuove sostanze aggiunte:

 

#

Substance name

EC number

CAS number

Reason for inclusion

Examples of use(s)

1

2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers
 

-

-

Toxic for reproduction
(Article 57 c) 

Cleaning agents, cosmetics, in scented articles, polishes and wax blends.

2

Orthoboric acid, sodium salt 

237-560-2

13840-56-7

Toxic for reproduction
(Article 57 c) 

Not registered under REACH.
May be used as solvent and corrosion inhibitor.

3

2,2-bis(bromomethyl)propane1,3-diol (BMP);

2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol, tribromo derivative/3-bromo-2,2-bis(bromomethyl)-1-propanol (TBNPA);

2,3-dibromo-1-propanol (2,3-DBPA)

221-967-7,

253-057-0,

202-480-9

3296-90-0,

36483-57-5,

1522-92-5, 

96-13-9

Carcinogenic
(Article 57 a)

BMP: manufacture of polymer resins and in one component foam (OCPF) application.

TBNPA: polymer production manufacture of plastics products, including compounding and conversion and as an intermediate.

DBPA: registered as an intermediate.

4

Glutaral

203-856-5

111-30-8

Respiratory sensitising properties (Article 57f - human health)

Biocides, leather tanning, x-ray film processing, cosmetics.

5

Medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP) 
(UVCB substances consisting of more than or equal to 80% linear chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths within the range from C14 to C17)

-

-

PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

Flame retardants, plasticising additives in plastics, sealants, rubber and textiles.

6

Phenol, alkylation products (mainly in para position) with C12-rich branched alkyl chains from oligomerisation, covering any individual isomers and/ or combinations thereof (PDDP)

-

-

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57f - human health and environment)

Preparation of lubricant additive materials and of fuel system cleaners.

7

1,4-dioxane

204-661-8

123-91-1

Carcinogenic
(Article 57a)
Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57f -environment) 
Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health (Article 57f –human health)

Solvent

8

4,4'-(1-methylpropylidene)bisphenol

201-025-1

77-40-7

Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57f - human health and environment)

Not registered under REACH. 
May be used in manufacture of phenolic and polycarbonate resin.