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ECHA Adds 5 Hazardous Chemicals to SVHC List (Updated on January 23, 2024)

Once identified as SVHC, both substances will be placed on the Candidate List for eventual inclusion in the Authorization List.

Updates: On January 23, 2024, ECHA officially added 5 new chemicals to the Candidate List. In addition, the entry for DBP was also updated to include its endocrine disrupting properties for the environment. 

The list now contains 240 entries. Next, these substances may be placed on the Authorisation List in the future. Companies need to apply for authorisation to continue the uses once they are on that list. 

On September 1, 2023, European Chemical Agency (ECHA) released a proposal to consult on the listing of six substances as substances of very high concern (SVHC). ECHA will accept comments until October 16, 2023.

Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) was already included in the Candidate List in 2008 for reason of 'toxic for reproduction' and 'endocrine disrupting properties – human health'. The proposal aims to identify a new hazard - 'endocrine disrupting properties – environment' for DBP.

Highlights of the proposed addition are summarized below: 


Reason for proposing


2,4,6-tri-tert-butylphenol (2,4,6-TTBP)



Toxic for reproduction, PBT, vPvB

  • Industrial use/formulation of fuel additives

2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol (UV-329)




  • Adhesives and sealants, automotive care products, coating products, lubricants and grease, paints and coating, polishes and waxes

2-(dimethylamino)-2-[(4-methylphenyl)methyl]-1-[4-(morpholin-4-yl)phenyl]butan-1-one438-340-0119344-86-4Toxic for reproduction
  • Photo-initiator in printed and coated articles

  • UV inks for digital printing

Bumetrizole (UV-326)223-445-43896-11-5vPvB
  • Adhesives, coatings, cosmetics, fillers, finishing and impregnation products, fragrances, metal and non-metal surface treatments, modelling clays, polishes and wax blends, plasters, printing inks, putties, textile dyes and sealants

Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)201-557-484-74-2Endocrine disrupting properties – environment
  • Adhesives, inks and PVC products such as vinyl flooring, cables and coated fabrics

Oligomerization and alkylation reaction products of 2-phenylpropene and phenol (OAPP)700-960-7-vPvB
  • Formulation of rubber, in coatings and inks

  • Adhesives and sealants, automotive care products, coating products, curtains, electronic equipment, fillers, flooring, footwear, fragrances, furniture, inks and toners, leather products modeling clays, putties, plasters, polymers, paints, paper and cardboard products and toys

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