On January 12, 2017 the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) added four new substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List for authorization: 1) Bisphenol A (BPA, CAS 80-05-7), 2) nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) and its sodium and ammonium salts (CAS 335-76-2, 3830-45-3, 3108-42-7), 3) 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (4-HPbl, CAS 1987-50-4, 72624-02-3), and 4) 4-tert-pentylphenol (PTAP, CAS 80-46-6). In December 2016, ECHA’s Member State Committee had unanimously agreed on the identification of these four substances as SVHCs (FPF reported). The Candidate List now includes 173 substances.

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ECHA (January 12, 2017). “Four new substances of very high concern added to the Candidate List.

ChemSec (January 12, 2017). “Four new chemicals added to the Candidate List, including Bisphenol A.

Emma Stoye (January 20, 2017). “BPA added to ‘very high concern’ list of substances in EU.Chemistry World