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Press Release

FY 2004 Edition of Chemical Substance Fact Sheets

August 29, 2005

Ministry of the Environment (MoE) released a FY 2004 edition of Chemical Substance Fact Sheets. MoE has compiled the fact sheets since FY 2002 to provide general public with simplified and easy-to-understand information on chemical substances subjected to the Law Concerning Reporting, etc. of Release of Specific Chemical Substances to the Environment and Promotion of the Improvement of their Management (hereinafter referred to as the "PRTR Law"). MoE finalized the FY 2004 edition of the fact sheets, which include the information on 62 substances chosen from those emitted and transferred in high-volume based on the PRTR data for FY 2003. Also, the information on the 47 substances stipulated in the FY 2003 version was revised.

By providing an accurate information and promoting the understanding on chemical substances by people from different perspective, such as businesses dealing with chemical substances and consumers, the MoE hopes to improve and promote an appropriate management for chemical substances to reduce the environmental risk. Therefore, the MoE will continue to compile fact sheets of chemical substances subjected to the PRTR Law.

The fact sheets are available on the MoE website (in Japanese). You may refer to the substance you would like to read on the website. PDF files are available from the list of substances or each substance's page. Also, on the website, you can search a fact sheet of a substance by usage. Free brochure of the fact sheets is also available. (Postage shall be born by the applicants.)

Contact information: Risk Communication Desk
Environmental Health and Safety Division
Environmental Health Department
Ministry of the Environment
1-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8975
Tel. +81-(0)3-5521-8260


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