ConsumerMail 09 - EU adds new substance of very high concern

ConsumerMail 09 - EU adds new substance of very high concern

Posted 17 August 2017
Any organisations that export products to the EU should be aware that on July 2017, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added the substance PFHxS to the Candidate List. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 174 substances.

On July 2017, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added the substance PFHxS to the Candidate List. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 174 substances.

The very persistent and very bioaccumulative substances PFHxS has been added to the Candidate List:

New SVHC on the List and its SVHC property:

Substance Name:
Perfluorohexane-1-sulfonic acid and its salts (PFHxS)

EC Number
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CAS Number
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Reason for Inclusion
vPvB (Article 57e)

Example of Use(s)
Not yet registered under REACH. May be used as a plasticiser, lubricant, surfactant, wetting agent, corrosion inhibitor and in fire-fighting foams

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