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Japan Association for Hygiene of Chlorinated Solvents



Sumitomo Fudosan Rokko Bldg. 8th floor
  1-4-1 Shinkawa, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0033, Japan
TEL: 03-3297-0321    FAX: 03-3297-0316    
e-mail: j.c.c.kyo@jahcs.org 

Date of Foundation


October 1985



The Perchloroethylene Association and the Carbon Tetrachloride Association were established in 1963 and 1965, respectively, to disseminate information and instruct users with regard to health and safety in the use of chlorocarbon solvents (chlorinated solvents). The substantial increase in the use of these substances during the strong economic growth of the 1960s in Japan inevitably led to cases of environmental pollution, such as groundwater contamination caused by improper handling and disposal. On the basis of recognition that education and dissemination of information on the proper handling and use of chlorocarbon solvents was essential to the prevention of such environmental pollution, the Japan Association for Hygiene of Chlorinated Solvents was founded by 16 members consisting mainly of chlorinated solvent manufacturers and their users and related traders.

Our Tasks:


1. Surveillance of statistical data regarding chlorocarbon solvent production and usage
2. Collection of information regarding health and safety
3. Collection of information from overseas
4. Publication of books and leaflets for user guidance and education
5. Commissioning research on toxicity and the mechanism of pollution
6. Sponsoring of seminars and lectures
7. Other activities required to achieve the goals of our association


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