On November 10th,2016, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) proposed to add 9 substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the REACH Authorisation List because of their reproductive toxicity. The final decision on the inclusion of the substances in the Authorisation List and on the dates by which companies will need to apply for authorisation to ECHA will be taken by the European Commission in collaboration with the Member States and the European Parliament. 2.
The 9 substances and proposed uses for authorization are listed as below: 1) 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester, branched and linear for Plasticiser. 2) Dihexyl phthalate for Plasticiser. 3) Trixylyl phosphate for Lubricants, greases, hydraulic fluids, metal working fluids, plastic products. 4) Sodium perborate; perboric acid, sodium salt for Detergents and bleaching products. 5) Sodium peroxometaborate for Detergents and bleaching products. 6) Pentalead tetraoxide sulphate for Production of batteries, 7) Tetralead trioxide sulphate for Production of batteries; Coatings and inks for mirror backing. 8) Orange lead (lead tetroxide) for Production of batteries, and Adsorbents, paints, lubricants, corrosion inhibitors, explosives, rubber products. 9) Lead monoxide (lead oxide) for Production of batteries; Adsorbents, catalysts, lubricants, corrosion inhibitors, rubber products; Surface treatment (plating).