Japan has listed PFOS and its salts as a Class I Specified Chemical Substance under the Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL) and PFOS is subject to export restriction under the country’s Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Law. The Class I listing occurred in response to the new listing of PFOS under the Stockholm Convention after the government evaluated if PFOS and its salts were persistent, bioaccumulative, and have long-term toxicity for humans and animals.
Additionally, the government of Japan has been conducting environmental monitoring of PFOS since 2009.
|RISK REDUCTION APPROACHES FOR PFASs|
|Action||Path taken||BEPs Implemented||Category of PFASss addressed||Articles covered?||Life cycle stage(s) addressed||Method of approach||Public- private partnership encouraged?||Level of constraint|
PFOS and its salts listed in Class I Specified Chemical Substances under the Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL)
|Manage the manufacture, import, export and use||Minimise the use of PFOS||PFOS and its salts||Yes||Manufacture, import, export, use||Regulatory||No||Strict regulations on manufacture, use, export and import
Reporting to the PRTR