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Japan allocates funds for three research projects focusing on the health effects of PFASs

Apr-29-2024 Chemical inventory PFAS

Japan’s Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has allocated funding for three pioneering projects dedicated to understanding the health effects associated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)...

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Japan to revise Enforcement Order for Act on Chemical Substances Regulation

Apr-18-2024 METI MHLW PFOA

On 12 April 2024, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of the Environment (MOE) formally notified the World Trade Orga...

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Japan Plans to Ban PFOA and PFOA-related Compounds

Feb-22-2024 MHLW PFOA

In a significant step to protect the environment and public health, Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and Ministry of Environme...

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Japan Implements Stricter Regulations on Safety Data Sheets and Labels for Hazardous Substances

Feb-20-2024 Safety data sheets (SDSs) MHLW

On 9 January 2024, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) issued a key notice to guide companies in complying with new requirements for safety data sheets (SDSs) and Globally Harm...

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Outcome of the 15th East Asia POPs Monitoring Workshop

Feb-01-2024 POPs Stockholm Convention

In a major step forward for environmental protection and international collaboration, the Philippines and Thailand are preparing to initiate monitoring efforts for Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)...

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Japan releases English version of Food Contact Material Positive List

Jan-19-2024 FCM MHLW

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has taken a significant step towards improving transparency and accessibility by releasing an English version of its positive list of substanc...

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Japanese Government Takes Bold Steps to Control Hazardous Chemicals: Methoxychlor Dechlorane Plus and UV-328 Face Strict Regulations

Dec-18-2023 CSCL METI MHLW

In a significant step to address environmental concerns, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and Ministry of Environment (MoE) h...

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