A Growing List
SVHC Candidate ListThe REACH SVHC list is under continual growth and review, and as of mid 2018 it stands at 181 substances. This list has grown steadily since its inception in 2008 through semi-annual updates. ECHA has stated through their roadmap to implementation that by the year 2020 they will have all known SVHC’s included on the candidate list. In order to be added to the REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) list, the candidate list for authorization, at least one or more of the criteria as defined in Article 57, shown below, must be met.
- Category 1 or 2 carcinogen, mutagen, toxic for reproduction (CMR)
- Persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic PBT
- Very persistent and very bio-accumulative vPvB
- Other substances for which there is evidence for concern; endocrine disruptors