Japan to Update Designation of Poisonous and Deleterious Substances

In accordance with the draft amendments to Order for Designation of Poisonous and Deleterious Substances made public on 16 May, Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has proposed:

 

To add 2 poisonous substances, namely

 

To add 6 deleterious substances, namely

 

To add the following specifications of an existing poisonous substance, 2-mercaptoethanol (CAS#60-24-2):

  • 2-mercaptoethanol (<= 10%) is regarded as a deleterious substance; and
  • 2-mercaptoethanol (<= 0.01%) in containers <= 20L is not regarded as a deleterious substance

 

To specify that ammonium metavanadate (CAS#7803-55-6) <= 0.01% is not regarded as a deleterious substance

 

To cancel the designation of 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl [(1S)-1-cyano-2-methylpropyl]carbamate (CAS#951242-61-8) as a deleterious substance.

 

Public consultation will end on 14 June. It is expected that the official announcement will be made at the end of June and enter into force from 1 July. A grace period until 30 September 2016 has been granted for related products being manufactured, imported or circulated on the Japanese market.

Further information is available at: Notice on Public Consultation of Draft Amendments to Order for Designation of Poisonous and Deleterious Substances(in Japanese)