Four phthalates recognized as hormone disrupting for humans

EU REACH Committee classifies DEHP, DBP, BBP, and DIBP as substances of very high concern due to their endocrine disrupting effects in humans

NGOs demand action on SVHCs

European and international NGOs ask EU REACH Committee to take action on siloxanes, phthalates and nanomaterials

BPA and 3 more substances added to SVHC list

ECHA includes four new substances of very high concern in Candidate List; bisphenol A listed as reproductive toxicant

BPA on the list of SVHCs as of 2017

ECHA Member State Committee unanimously agrees on identification of bisphenol A and three other substances as substances of very high concern (SVHCs); substances to be added to SVHC list in January 2017

Nine SVHCs to include on Authorisation list

European Chemicals Agency recommends adding nine substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the REACH Authorisation list; non-profit organization Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec) criticizes omission of some substances as well as delays on behalf of European Commission

SIN list highlights FCM chemicals

New feature allowing to filter for FCM-relevant chemicals has been added to the SIN List of hazardous substances maintained by the International Chemical Secretariat

Coop Denmark to remove many chemicals of concern

Retailer Coop Denmark phases out 12 substances or groups of chemicals of concern from its own-brand products by the end of 2017

Public consultation on BPA as potential SVHC

ECHA holds public consultation to identify 6 substances of very high concern; possible future SVHC candidates include the food contact chemicals BPA, 4-tert butylphenol, and the perfluorinated substance PFDA

REACH as possible innovation driver

ChemSec declares combination of hazard- and risk-based elements as world-leading regulatory example, criticizes halt in addressing substances from the Candidate List

Regulation drives substitution of SVHCs

ECHA-commissioned study shows that REACH is important driver for substitution of hazardous chemicals in the EU; more resources and infrastructure required; education on substitution, collaboration within supply chains need improvement