Japanese law on chemical substances

The purpose of the Japanese Law Concerning the Examination and Regulation of Manufacture etc. of Chemical Substances is to establish a system to prevent environmental pollution by chemical substances that poses a risk of impairing human health or of interfering with the population and/or growth of flora and fauna.

The act’s main areas of focus:
  • Evaluation of the properties of new chemical substances before their manufacture or import
  • Implementation of necessary regulations with respect to the manufacture, import, use, etc. of chemical substances, with due consideration to their properties, etc.

Page glossary

  • Pollution
  • Population
  • Regulation
  • Risk