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Japan to ban production and import of PFHxS and its salts

Mar-24-2023 Chemical inventory METI MHLW

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW), Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), and Ministry of the Environment (MoE) held consultations on 18 February 2023, regarding a ...

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Japan updates the list of Deleterious Substances

Mar-24-2023 Chemical inventory MHLW

In Japan, the Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law (PDSCL) designates poisonous and deleterious substances according to their acute toxicity level. On 26 January 2023, the Ministry of Heal...

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Japan updates its positive lists for hair dyes and quasi-drugs

Mar-09-2023 Chemical inventory MHLW

Hair dyes and "quasi-drugs" are governed under the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Act in Japan. Before producing or promoting their products, businesses must first meet registration requirements a...

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The FCM positive list has been updated by Japan MHLW

Mar-09-2023 Chemical inventory FCM MHLW

On 26 December 2022, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) of Japan released a notice containing new requirements for several substances to its food contact materials (FCMs) positive list ...

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200 compounds are classified as "Category 1" carcinogens in Japan

Feb-17-2023 Chemical inventory ISHL MHLW

Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has classified 200 substances under Category 1 for carcinogenicity. The announcement was made on 26 December 2022, under an amendment to the Ind...

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METI to reduce use of fluorocarbons in air conditioners

Jan-20-2023 METI GWP

On 12 December 2022, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan notified the WTO of the proposal to reduce the use of fluorocarbons in air conditioners and meet global warming potential (...

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Workplace exposure limits to be established for 860 substances in Japan

Jan-20-2023 Chemical inventory ISHL

On 15 December 2022, the Ministry of Labour, Health and Welfare (MHLW) released a document containing a plan to introduce workplace exposure limits for 860 chemical substances under the Industrial Saf...

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