In an article published on March 8, 2017 the non-profit organization International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec) reports that in February 2017 it has updated the SIN List with 50 new substances. The SIN List includes chemicals that qualify as substances of very high concern (SVHCs) according to the criteria defined within the European regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) places identified SVHCs on the Candidate List of SVHCs for Authorisation.

30 of the 50 new substances added to the SIN List were placed on the Candidate List in January 2017 (FPF reported). This includes the group of heptylphenols for which ChemSec identified more than 20 existing CAS numbers (entered as one substance on the Candidate List). In addition, ChemSec included 20 substances newly classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, or reprotoxic (CMR).

The SIN List now counts a total of 912 CAS numbers, whereas the Candidate List contains 173 CAS numbers.

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ChemSec (March 8, 2017). “The SIN List is updated, new CMRs and more.