The Candidate List of substances of very high concern now contains 223 entries for chemicals that can harm people or the environment. Companies are responsible for managing the chemicals safely and providing sufficient information to their customers and consumers.

Helsinki, 17 January 2022 – One of the four substances is used in cosmetics and has been added to the Candidate List as it has hormone-disrupting properties in humans. Two are used, for example, in rubbers, lubricants and sealants, and have been included because they negatively affect fertility. The fourth is used in lubricants and greases and has been added as it is persistent, bio accumulative and toxic, and therefore harmful for the environment.

4 New Hazardous Chemicals Added

In January of 2022, the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) released a list of 223 substances that are considered to be hazardous chemicals. These new additions to the list add 4 new hazardous chemicals to the list.

One of the four substances is used in cosmetics and has been added to the Candidate List as it has hormone-disrupting properties in humans. Two are used, for example, in rubbers, lubricants and sealants, and have been included because they negatively affect fertility. The fourth is used in lubricants and greases and has been added as it is persistent, bio accumulative and toxic, and therefore harmful for the environment.

The Candidate List of substances has 223 entries now

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has updated the Candidate List of substances of very high concern to include 4 new hazardous chemicals. These are used in cosmetics and have been added to the Candidate List as they have hormone-disrupting properties in humans. Two are used, for example, in rubbers, lubricants and sealants, and have been included because they negatively affect fertility. The fourth is used in lubricants and greases and has been added as it is persistent, bio accumulative and toxic, and therefore harmful for the environment.

Companies are responsible for managing the chemicals safely and providing sufficient information to their customers and consumers.

New Candidate List Added: 4 New Hazardous Chemicals Added to the European Chemical Agency’s Candidate List.

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has just added four new chemicals to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern. These highly hazardous chemicals are often used in cosmetics, rubber, and sealants, and they have potential to disrupt hormone levels and negatively affect fertility. 

Companies need to be aware that these substances are present in their products and take care when manufacturing them so as not to harm consumers or the environment.

One includes hormones, two are used in rubber, lubricant, and sealant products, one is used in greases.

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added four new substances to the Candidate List of substances of very high concern. Two are used in rubber, lubricant, and sealant products, one is used in greases, and the fourth is used in lubricants and greases. The substances have been added because they negatively affect fertility.

More information about each substance can be found on the European Chemical Agency’s website.

New Candidate List Added: 4 New Hazardous Chemicals Added to the European Chemical Agency’s Candidate List.

The Candidate List of substances of very high concern now contains 223 entries for chemicals that can harm people or the environment. Companies are responsible for managing the chemicals safely and providing sufficient information to their customers and consumers.

Helsinki, 17 January 2022 – One of the four substances is used in cosmetics and has been added to the Candidate List as it has hormone-disrupting properties in humans. Two are used, for example, in rubbers, lubricants and sealants, and have been included because they negatively affect fertility. The fourth is used in lubricants and greases and has been added as it is persistent, bio accumulative and toxic, and therefore harmful for the environment.

More information about each substance can be found on the European Chemical Agency’s website.