Outline of Compounds Suspected To Be Environmental Hormones

  Name of substance Application Regulation, etc.
1 Dioxins (Unintended product) Air Pollution Control Law, Waste Management and Public Cleaning Act, Environmental standards on air/soil/water quality, Act on Special Measures Concerning Dioxins, POPs, Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) Law Type I
2 Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) Heating medium, carbonless paper, electrical products Water Pollution Control Act, Environmental standards on groundwater/soil/water quality, Chemical Substance Control Law Type I, Production stopped, Marine Pollution and Disaster Prevention Law, Waste Management and Public Cleaning Act, POPs, PRTR Law Type I
3 Polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) Flame retardant  
4 Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) Disinfectants, raw material for organic synthesis Chemical Substance Control Law Type I, POPs
5 Pentachlorophenol (PCP) Preservatives, herbicides, disinfectants Expired, Water pollution-prone agricultural chemicals, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act, PRTR Law Type I
6 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid Herbicides Expired, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act, Food Sanitation Act
7 2,4,5-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid Herbicides Registered, PRTR Law Type I
8 Amitrole Herbicides, Disperse dyes, curing agents Expired, Food Sanitation Act, PRTR Law Type I
9 Atrazine Herbicides Registered, PRTR Law Type I
10 Alachlor Herbicides Registered, Marine Pollution and Disaster Prevention Law, PRTR Law Type I
11 Simazine (CAT) Herbicides Registered, Water Pollution Control Act, Environmental standards on groundwater/soil/water quality, Water pollution-prone agricultural chemicals, Waste Management and Public Cleaning Act, Waterworks Law, PRTR Law Type I
12 Hexachlorocyclohexane, Ethyl parathion Insecticides Hexachlorocyclohexane: Expired, Sale prohibited
Ethyl parathion: Expired
13 NAC Insecticides Registered, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act, Food Sanitation Act, PRTR Law Type I
14 Chlordane Insecticides Expired, Chemical Substance Control Law Type I, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act, POPs
15 Oxychlordane Metabolite for chlordane  
16 trans-Nonachlor Insecticides Unregistered in Japan
17 1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane Insecticides Expired
18 DDT Insecticides Expired, sale prohibited, Chemical Substance Control Law Type I, Food Sanitation Act, POPs
19 DDE and DDD Insecticides,(Metabolite for DDT) Unregistered in Japan
20 Kelthane Miticides Registered, Food Sanitation Act, PRTR Law Type I
21 Aldrin Insecticides Expired, Chemical Substance Control Law Type I, Soil residue-prone pesticide, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act, POPs
22 Endrin Insecticides Expired, Chemical Substance Control Law Type I, Crop-residue-prone pesticide, Water pollution-prone agricultural chemicals, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act, Food Sanitation Act, POPs
23 Dieldrin Insecticides Expired, Chemical Substance Control Law Type I, Soil residue-prone pesticide, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act, Food Sanitation Act, Household Goods Quality Labeling Act, POPs
24 Endosulfan (benzoepin) Insecticides Registered, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act, Water pollution-prone agricultural chemicals, PRTR Law Type I
25 Heptachlor Insecticides Expired, Chemical Substance Control Law Type I, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act, POPs
26 Heptachloroepoxide Metabolite for heptachlor  
27 Malathion Insecticides Registered, Food Sanitation Act, PRTR Law Type I
28 Methomyl Insecticides Registered, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act,
29 Methoxychlor Insecticides Expired
30 Mirex Insecticides Unregistered in Japan, POPs
31 Nitrofen Herbicides Expired
32 Toxaphene Insecticides Unregistered in Japan, POPs
33 Tributyltin Ship bottom paint, preservative for fishing net Chemical Substance Control Law, Household Goods Quality Labeling Act, PRTR Law Type I
34 Triphenyltin Ship bottom paint, preservative for fishing net Expired, Chemical Substance Control Law Type II, Household Goods Quality Labeling Act, PRTR Law Type I
35 Trifluralin Herbicides Registered, PRTR Law Type I
36 Alkylphenols (C5 – C9), Nonylphenol, 4-octyl phenol Raw material for surfactants, raw material for oil soluble phenol resins Marine Pollution and Disaster Prevention Law, PRTR Law Type I (nonylphenol, octyl phenol only)
37 Bisphenol A Raw material for resins Food Sanitation Act, PRTR Law Type I
38 Di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate Plasticizer for plastics Water quality-related item to be monitored, PRTR Law Type I
39 Butyl benzyl phthalate Plasticizer for plastics Marine Pollution and Disaster Prevention Law, PRTR Law Type I
40 Di-n-butyl phthalate Plasticizer for plastics Marine Pollution and Disaster Prevention Law, PRTR Law Type I
41 Dicyclohexyl phthalate Plasticizer for plastics  
42 Diethyl phthalate Plasticizer for plastics Marine Pollution and Disaster Prevention Law
43 Benzo (a) pyrene Unintended product, wood preservative, vermicides Household Goods Quality Labeling Act, Air Pollution Control Law (hazardous air pollutant)
44 2,4-dichlorophenol Dye intermediate Marine Pollution and Disaster Prevention Law
45 Di-2-ethylhexyl adipate Plasticizer for plastics Marine Pollution and Disaster Prevention Law, PRTR Law Type I
46 Benzophenone Raw material for medical synthesis, fragrance, etc.  
47 4-nitrotoluene Intermediate for 2,4-dinitrotoluene Marine Pollution and Disaster Prevention Law
48 Octachlorostyrene Byproduct for organic chlorine compounds  
49 Aldicarb Insecticides Unregistered in Japan
50 Benomyl Disinfectant Registered, PRTR Law Type I
51 Kepone (chlordecone) Insecticides Unregistered in Japan
52 Mancozeb Disinfectant Registered, PRTR Law Type I
53 Maneb Disinfectant Registered, PRTR Law Type I
54 Metiram Disinfectant Expired
55 Metribuzin Herbicides Registered, Food Sanitation Act, PRTR Law Type I
56 Cypermethrin Insecticides Registered, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act, Food Sanitation Act, PRTR Law Type I
57 Esfenvalerate Insecticides Registered, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act
58 Fenvalerate Insecticides Registered, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act, Food Sanitation Act, PRTR Law Type I
59 Permethrin Insecticides Registered, Food Sanitation Act, PRTR Law Type I
60 Vinclozolin Disinfectant Expired
61 Zineb Disinfectant Registered, PRTR Law Type I
62 Ziram Disinfectant Registered, PRTR Law Type I
63 Dibenzyl phthalate   Unregistered in Japan
64 Dihexyl phthalate   Unregistered in Japan
65 Dipropyl phthalate   Unregistered in Japan

*Note: In addition to the above compounds, cadmium, lead and mercury are also suspected to cause endocrine disruption effect.

* Abbreviations:
Chemical Substance Control Law: Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc.

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