ECHA has added perfluorohexane-1-sulfonic acid (PFHxS) and its salts to the SVHC candidate list, based on their very persistent, very bioaccumulative (vPvB) nature. Entries for the following substances were also updated to include concern for their endocrine disrupting properties:

  • benzyl butyl phthalate
  • bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate
  • bisphenol A
  • dibutyl phthalate
  • diisobutyl phthalate

European Chemicals Agency (2017). Candidate List of substances of very high concern for authorisation (together with relevant decisions) available at

See also: ECHA/PR/17/14.


The above items were taken from the August 2017 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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