Japan designates poisonous and deleterious substances

On 1 July 2016, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) announced amendments to the list of substances under the Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law (PDSCL). Two substances have been added to the list of poisonous substances: Benzyl chloride [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][CAS# 100-44-7] Methanesulfonyl chloride [CAS# 124-63-0] Six substances have been added to the list of deleterious substances: Acetic acid anhydride [CAS# 108-24-7] 2,5-Furandione [CAS# 108-31-6] Butyl(trichloro)stannane [CAS# 1118-46-3] Di(2-ethylhexyl) phosphoric acid [CAS# 298-07-7] Hydroxyacetic acid [CAS# 79-14-1] 2-sec-Butylphenol [CAS# 89-72-5] Additionally, preparations containing 2-Mercaptoethanol [CAS# 60-24-2] in volumes less than 10% are now designated as deleterious rather than poisonous, though this does not apply if they are stored in a container smaller than 20 litres and in volumes less than 0.1%. Any person who manufactures, imports or engages in the sale of a poisonous or deleterious substance must register with the MHLW. Registration must be updated every five years for manufacturers and importers, and every six years for sellers. Labelling and SDS obligations also apply.

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