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ECHA updates the Candidate List for authorisation with seven SVHCs

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On 16 December 2013 the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added seven substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List for REACH authorization.

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On 16 December 2013 the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added the following seven substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List for REACH authorisation: cadmium sulphide; disodium 3,3'-[[1,1'-biphenyl]-4,4'-diylbis(azo)]bis(4-aminonaph thalene-1-sulphonate) (C.I. Direct Red 28); disodium 4-amino-3-[[4'-[(2,4-diaminophenyl)azo][1,1'-biphenyl]-4-yl]azo]-5-hydroxy-6-(phenylazo)naphthalene-2,7-disulp honate (C.I. Direct Black 38); dihexyl phthalate; imidazolidine-2-thione (2-imidazoline-2-thiol); lead di(acetate); and trixylyl phosphate. The legal requirements for companies stemming from the substances' inclusion in the Candidate List may apply to the substances on their own, in mixtures or in articles. Producers and importers of articles containing any of the seven SVHCs have six months from 16 December 2013 to notify ECHA if the SVHC is present in articles in amounts that total more than one tonne per producer or importer per year and above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight. ECHA confirms that exemptions from the notification obligation do exist if the substance is already registered for use or if the exposure can be excluded.

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