Japan Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Act

 

Question:

What is The Japan Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Act?

Answer:

The Japan Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Act is a law that requires manufacturers to have a license to manufacture or import poisonous or deleterious (harmful) substances in Japan. There are three designated substance lists that are maintained by the Japanese National Institute of Health Sciences and the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. They include the following:

  • Poisonous Substances
  • Deleterious Substances
  • Specified Poisonous Substances

The law imposes requirements on importers, manufacturers, and parties who confer poisonous or deleterious substances for commercial purposes to provide Safety Data Sheets (SDS's) to the parties receiving the substances, and to ensure that labeling requirements are set out as defined under the Act.

They are as follows:

1. The name of the poisonous or deleterious substance.
Convention defined under article 12 section 2 clause 1.

2. The composition of the poisonous or deleterious substance.
Convention defined under clause 12 section 2 clause 2.

3. The name (organizational name if a legal entity) and address of the party providing the poisonous or deleterious substance.
Convention defined under Rule 11 section 6-1.

4. A notification for poisonous or deleterious substances for medical or quasi-medical use.
Convention defined under Article 12 Section 1 clause 3.

5. The quantity of the poisonous or deleterious substance.
Convention defined under Article 12 Section 2-2.

6. The name of the antidote for poisonous or deleterious substance as established by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. Convention defined under Article 11-5 and 11-6-2,4.

 

References:

(English substance names listed to the far right of each table along with CAS numbers)

Poisonous Substances: http://www.nihs.go.jp/law/dokugeki/doku.html

Deleterious Substances: http://www.nihs.go.jp/law/dokugeki/geki.html

Specified Poisonous Substances: http://www.nihs.go.jp/law/dokugeki/geki.html

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/web/t_doc?dataId=81094000&dataType=0&pageNo=1

http://www.meti.go.jp/policy/chemical_management/files/GHSpamphlet2017.pdf

**Article contents valid as of 2018-09-13

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