Nine new substances have been added to the EU´s Candidate List of substances of very high concern

In January 2023 the European Chemicals Agency ECHA updated the Candidate List with 9 new substances

  • 1,1'-[Ethane-1,2-diylbisoxy]bis[2,4,6-tribromobenzene], EC-number 253-692-3, CAS-number 37853-59-1
  • 2,2',6,6'-Tetrabromo-4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol (TBBPA), EC-number 201-236-9, CAS-number 79-94-7
  • 4,4'-Sulphonyldiphenol (bisphenol S), EC-number 201-250-5, CAS-number 80-09-1
  • Barium diboron tetraoxide, EC-number 237-222-4, CAS-number 13701-59-2
  • Bis(2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate, covering any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof
  • Isobutyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, EC-number 224-208-8, CAS-number 4247-02-3
  • Melamine, EC-number 203-615-4, CAS-number 108-78-1
  • Perfluoroheptanoic acid and its salts (PFHpA)
  • Reaction mass of 2,2,3,3,5,5,6,6-octafluoro-4-(1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropan-2-yl)morpholine and 2,2,3,3,5,5,6,6-octafluoro-4-(heptafluoropropyl)morpholine, EC-number 473-390-7

These substances or substance groups are included in PRIO with the reference Candidate List.

Melamine is not associated to a criteria for phase-out substances in PRIO but is considered a phase-out substance as it is included in the Candidate List in accordance with Article 57(f) of the REACH regulation. The inherent properties of melamine is therefore of comparable concern as to other phase-out substances in PRIO.

Last published 17 January 2023