In accordance with the Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law-Deleterious Substance (PDSCL), deleterious substances refer to substances regulated and published by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW). Based on their hazards to human health, regulated substances under PDSCL are divided into three categories: poisonous substances, deleterious substances and specified poisonous substances. Deleterious substances are listed in Annex 2 of the PDSCL.
► Chemicals listed in the Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law-Poisonous Substance are subject to the following obligations:
1) Importers, manufacturers or distributors shall apply for a license in advance.
2) Manufacturers, importers, or sellers of deleterious substances shall notify the operators of each business premises within 30 days from the date of operation. In addition, importers, manufacturers or distributors shall designate special personnel to handle deleterious substances.
3) Necessary measures shall be taken to prevent theft, loss and leakage,etc.In addition, containers of food and drink that contain deleterious substances are prohibited.
4) Deleterious substances must be marked as non-medicinal deleterious substances on containers, packaging, storage, and display. Deleterious substances that do not indicate the name, composition, content, etc. on the container or package shall not be sold or transferred.
5) Manufacturers, importers or sellers of deleterious substances record and keep the necessary information in writing for 5 years. When selling or transferring them to someone other than registered operators, a document containing the necessary information and stamped by the transferee must be submitted and kept for 5 years. Manufacturers, importers or sellers of deleterious substances must not deliver deleterious substances to the age under 18.
6) The transportation, storage, or other operation of deleterious substances shall comply with technical standards.
7)In the event of an accident such as leakage of deleterious substances, the public health center, fire department or police station must be notified immediately, and necessary emergency measures must be taken. In addition, in the event of theft or loss, the police must be notified immediately.
8) When selling or transferring deleterious substances, a SDS must be provided to the transferee.
► Chemical substances that are not classified as deleterious substances are not subject to the related obligations.
Regulations and standards
► Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)
- Drugs and Quasi-drugs.
- Deleterious chemicals contained in instruments, equipment, tools, such as mercury thermometers, automotive batteries, and instruments or equipment coated with toxic paint.
- Waste fluids and wastes containing deleterious chemicals that have lost their social utility and value.
- Articles containing deleterious substances as impurities (non-intentionally added substances: including raw materials not reacted, by-products, etc.)
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