Member State competent authorities and the European Chemicals Agency may prepare Annex XV dossiers for the identification of SVHCs which are carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR), persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT), very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB), or of an equivalent level of concern (ELoC). The latest dossiers, released by the Belgian, French, German and Swedish authorities, cover:

  • benzo[k]fluoranthene as CMR (carcinogenic), PBT and vPvB
  • 2,2-bis(4′-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane as CMR (reprotoxic)
  • fluoranthene as PBT and vPvB
  • phenanthrene as vPvB
  • pyrene as PBT and vPvB
  • undecafluorohexanoic acid (and its ammonium salt) as ELoC (environmental effects)

European Chemicals Agency (2018). Annex XV reports. Proposals for identification of substances of very high concern on the basis of the criteria set out in REACH Article 57. August 2018. Reports available via


The above items were taken from the October 2018 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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