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Environmental Risk Assessment Team


Section Chief Akira@Sugawara
Related Business Field
  • Support for the development of environmental policies such as water pollution control
  • Investigation of environmental emissions and risk of chemical substances
  • Collection of data related to national and international environmental policies and regulations
Recent Projects
  • Research for establishment and review of the Water Quality Standards (Health-related substances) (Ministry of the Environment) (2013FY-2016FY)
  • Bibliographic survey on health effects of hazardous substances in drinking water (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) (2014FY)
  • Research regarding to Annex II of the MARPOL Convention and the Ballast Water Management Convention (Ministry of the Environment) (2012FY-2016FY)
  • Survey on the classification of cargo residues considered to be Harmful to the Marine Environment based on Annex V of the MARPOL Convention (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism) (2016FY)
  • Data collection and study on hazardous air pollutants for health risk evaluation (Ministry of the Environment) (2011FY-2013FY)
  • Investigation on visualization of VOC reduction effect by low VOC painting (Tokyo Metropolitan Government) (2015FY)
  • Emissions estimation for the PRTR substances released from non-point sources (Ministry of the Environment) (2011FY-2016FY)
  • Investigation on unintentionally produced Class I Specified Chemical Substances (Ministry of the Environment) (2013FY)
  • Emissions estimation methods for PRTR (1. Emissions estimation from industrial sites below reporting threshold, 2. Emissions estimation of ozone layer depleting substances and from manufactured goods with very low concentrations of heavy metals and other chemicals) (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) (2011FY)
  • Investigation on the PRTR system and SDS system (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) (2015FY)
  • Survey on dioxin emissions from domestic waste disposal facilities (Ministry of the Environment) (2015FY-2016FY)