Japan Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law (PDSCL)

Little Pro on 2015-12-31

Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law was implemented in 1950 to control poisonous and deleterious substances to protect the public health from a hygiene point of view. This law imposes a license requirement on manufacturers, importers and sellers of poisonous or deleterious substances. It also requires that persons engaged in relevant businesses meet prescribed standards for manufacturing or storing equipment of poisonous or deleterious substances and comply with specific requirements on storing, labelling or transferring.

To view the list of specified poisonous or deleterious substances, please click here.

Impact on GHS

If a chemical contains a poisonous or deleterious substance above certain amount or is a poisonous or deleterious substance, the word "Poisonous substance" or "Deleterious substance" shall be indicated on labels. It is also mandatory for suppliers to provide SDSs for poisonous or deleterious substances (more than 480 substances in total).

Read more about GHS in Japan.

Reference & Resources

Click here to access all references and resources for Japan including the English translation of regulations, regulatory lists and useful links to the websites of competent authorities.

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