Cadmium compounds, PAHs and flame retardant add to growing list of SVHCs

The European Chemicals Agency adds seven  substances of very high concern and updates the entry for bisphenol-A, as the list of SVHCs hits 181

Otavite – a are form of cadmium carbonate. Photograph: Christian Rewitzer/Wikimedia Commons
Cadmium carbonate, here in the form of the mineral otavite, has become an SVHC. Photograph: Christian Rewitzer/Wikimedia Commons

Seven chemicals have been named as substances of very high concern (SVHC), bringing the European Chemicals Agency’s list of candidates for authorisation to 181.

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