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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is consulting the public on the proposal to add six substances as substances of very high concern (SVHC) in Annex XV to REACH.

The six substances are:

Name EC/CAS Number Reason for proposing
2,2‑bis(4′-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane 401–720‑1/ 6807–17‑6 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
Benzo[k]fluoranthene 205–916‑6/ 207–08‑9 Carcinogenic (Article 57a)

PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

Fluoranthene 205–912‑4/ 206–44‑0 PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

Phenanthrene 201–581‑5/ 85–01‑8 vPvB (Article 57e)
Pyrene 204–927‑3/ 129–00‑0 PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

Undecafluorohexanoic acid and its ammonium salt 206–196‑6/307–24‑4


Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health and environment (Article 57f)

The consultation is open until October 19, 2018.