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ECHA recommends 10 substances for authorization

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For the fourth time, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), responsible for the classification of substances under the REACH Regulation, recommends the inclusion of new substances on the list of substances subject to authorization. They are 10, all carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR).

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The 10 new SVHC (Substances of Very High Concern) have been prioritized based on their hazard properties, volumes used, and use related potential for exposure to humans.

The 10 substances

Formaldehyde , oligomeric reaction products with aniline (technical MDA)
Carcinogenic
Hardener for epoxy resins, curing agent for polymers

Arsenic acid
Carcinogenic
Used to modify properties of glass and in the production of printed circuit boards

Dichromium tris(chromate)
Carcinogenic
Used in anti-corrosion surface treatments of steel and aluminium in the construction and the aeronautic sectors

Strontium chromate
Carcinogenic
Used in anti-corrosion coatings in the aeronautic/aerospace, coil coating and vehicle coating sectors

Potassium hydroxyoctaoxodi­zincatedichromate
Carcinogenic
Used in anti-corrosion coatings in the aeronautic/aerospace and vehicle coating sectors

Pentazinc chromate octahydroxide
Carcinogenic
Used in anti-corrosion coatings in the vehicle coating and the aeronautic/aerospace sectors

Bis(2-methoxyethyl) ether (Diglyme)
Toxic for reproduction
Primarily used as a reaction solvent or process chemical in distillation applications; further in batteries and in the production of plastics

N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMAC)
Toxic for reproduction
Used as a solvent in synthesis, the production of synthetic fibres, in industrial coatings, paint strippers, insulation paper, films and membranes

 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC)
Carcinogenic
Used as a solvent in …

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