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On 7th of July 2017, ECHA published the 17th update of the SVHC Candidate list, which included the Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts (PFHxS).


Meanwhile, the existing entries for bisphenol A (BPA), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) were also updated to include endocrine-disrupting properties for human health.

If an article containing any SVHC (concentration above 0.1% (w/w)) within the Candidate List (see Table 1 for recently updated substances), suppliers must provide sufficient information to consumers within 45 days upon the receipt of a request. Moreover, suppliers must notify ECHA about the SVHC in their products if the concentration is above 0.1% (w/w) and the quantity is above 1 ton / year. Suppliers must also provide a safety data sheet (SDS) to their downstream users.
Table 1: SVHC Candidate List and its common applications

17th SVHC Candidate List (Published on 7th July, 2017)
Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid
and its salts (PFHxS)
206-587-1/355-46-4 Electronic equipment and components, Textiles, Paper and packaging, Household products, Metal plating, Medical and healthcare products, Construction products, Pesticides
16th SVHC Candidate List (Published on 12nd January, 2017)
(bisphenol A; BPA)
201-245-8/ 80-05-7 Manufacture of polycarbonate, epoxy resins and chemicals; hardener in epoxy resins
Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA)
and its sodium and ammonium salts
206-400-3/335-76-2/3830-45-3221-470-5/3108-42-7 Lubricant, wetting agent, plasticiser and corrosion inhibitor
p-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenol 201-280-9/80-46-6 Manufacture of chemicals and plastic products
4-heptylphenol, branched and linear [substances with a linear and/or branched alkyl chain with a carbon number of 7 covalently bound predominantly in position 4 to phenol, covering also UVCB- and well-defined substances which include any of the individual isomers or a combination thereof] -- / -- Manufacture of polymers; formulation into lubricants 


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