There are currently 235 entries for chemicals that can be harmful to persons or the environment on the Candidate List of substances of very high concern. Companies are in charge of managing the risks associated with these substances and educating customers and consumers on their safe use.
One is toxic for reproduction and the other has very persistent and very bioaccumulative hazardous properties.
They are used, for example, in inks and toners and in the production of plastic products.
|Examples of use(s)|
|Inks and toners, coating
polymers, adhesives and
sealants and fillers, putties,
plasters, modelling clay.
(Article 57 e)
|Manufacture of chemicals,
plastic products and rubber
These substances might eventually be added to the Authorization List. If a chemical is on that list, its use will be prohibited unless companies seek for authorization and the European Commission grants them permission to continue using it.