ECHA has added three cadmium compounts of very high concern (SVHCs) to the REACH candidate list
Cadmium nitrate, cadmium hydroxide and cadmium carbonate have been added to the REACH Candidate List due to their carcinogenic, mutagenic and specific target organ toxicity after repeated exposure (Stot Re) properties.
The Candidate List comprises substances that may have serious effects on
human health or the environment. Such substances are candidates for
possible inclusion in the authorisation list (Annex XIV). Companies
using chemicals on Annex XIV will need to apply for permission to
continue to use them if there are no alternatives.The new listing:
The cadmium compounds added to the list are mainly used in the following products:
- cadmium nitrate: manufacture of glass, porcelain and ceramic products and in laboratory chemicals;
- cadmium hydroxide: manufacture of electrical, electronic and optical equipment and in laboratory chemicals; and
carbonate: a pH regulator and used in water treatment products,
laboratory chemicals, cosmetics and personal care products.
With these and other additions announced January 15, the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 181 substances.
ECHA announcement on the addition of SVHCs to the candidate list
REACH Candidate List of substances of very high concern for Authorisation
Related EVISA Resources
Link database: Toxicity of cadmium compounds
Link database: Use of cadmium compounds
Related EVISA News
February 4, 2013: ECHA requests comments on expanding REACH restriction on the use of cadmium in plastics
June 7, 2011: European Commission announces ban on cadmium in plastics
June 22, 2010: Eight New Chemicals for REACH Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern
March 10, 2010: ECHA suggests further chemicals for SVHC list
last time modified: January 17, 2018