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A new substance of very high concern added to the Candidate List

The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 169 substances.

ECHA has added one new SVHC to the Candidate List due to the carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction, persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT), and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties of the substance.

Substance included in the Candidate List for authorisation on 20 June 2016 and its SVHC properties:


Substance name

EC number

CAS number

Reason for inclusion

Examples of use(s)

1 Benzo[def]chrysene


200-028-5 50-32-8 Carcinogenic (Article 57a)

Mutagenic (Article 57b)

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)

PBT (Article 57d)

vPvB (Article 57e)

Normally not manufactured intentionally but may occur as a constituent or impurity in other substances.