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Chemical Substance Safety Management Technology (AIST, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology - Middle Range Project from Fiscal Year 2001 to 2004)
Based on the available toxicology and epidemiology data, develop formulae of dose-response relationship applicable in risk assessment of chemical substances subjected to PRTR (Pollutant Release and Transfer Register) as a part of methods in quantitative risk assessment of human health and ecological hazard. Based on the available toxicology and epidemiology data, develop formulae of dose-response relationship applicable in risk assessment of pesticides with large amounts of releases to surface water systems.

Research and Development on Generation and Exposure Mechanisms of Hazardous ChemicalSubstances, and Reduction of Environmental Burden (Fundamental Research and Development Project for Industrial Technology from Fiscal Year 2000 to 2004)
For the purpose of investigating mechanisms for generation and exposure of chemical substances, conduct studies in multi-component sensors as simple measurement technology as well as to develop techniques and methodologies using these sensors in monitoring of chemical sources and exposure assessment.

Research in Social Acceptability of Technologies - Toward Society to Accept EnvironmentalRisks with Application of Risk (Benefit) Analysis - (AIST, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology - Priority Project in Specific Field from Fiscal Year 2003 to 2005)
Conduct risk-benefit analyses of the existing bromated flame-retardants and new chemical substances as their alternatives to provide guidance in future development of flame-retardants.
Risk Assessment, Development of Risk Assessment Methods and Analyses of Risk Reduction Effects of Risk Management Measures (Comprehensive Chemical Substance Assessment and Management Program Funded by NEDO, New Energy and Industrial Technology development Organization from Fiscal Year 2001 to 2006)

Along with the development of methods for risk assessment and evaluation of risk management measures, conduct risk assessment and evaluate risk management measures of selected chemical substances of importance and urgency and compile risk assessment documents for public release.

Chemical Substance Safety Project (Funded by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology from Fiscal Year 1997 to 2001)
A research project to develop methodologies to predict human hazards, environmental hazards, and explosive hazards of chemicals for the purpose of establishing basic knowledge to ensure chemical safety to humans, organisms and environment. Specifically, studies were conducted aiming to establish methodologies to predict hazardous properties of chemical substances based on the known chemical structures or basic data without conducting additional experiments.
CREST RMG: Scientific Framework for Chemical Management Based on Environmental Risk-Benefit Analysis (Funded by CREST, Core Research for Evolution of Sciences and Technology from Fiscal Year 1995 to 2000)
A research project aimed to establish a scientific framework for chemical management based on environmental risk-benefit analysis. With emphasis on the development of evaluation methodologies for human health and ecological risks with chemicals, interdisciplinary studies were carried out by the researchers in the fields of engineering, biology and economics. The project was highly evaluated within Japan and overseas. Chemosphere Vol. 53, No. 4 featured the research outcome of the project.


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