Japanese dental solutions are set to be imported to the United States in the coming weeks, after the Japanese government announced it would allow U.S. consumers to test them in the country.
The Japanese government has also begun testing Japanese products, including those made in Japan, in the U.N. Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
The U.K. has also banned the sale of Japanese products in the United Kingdom, but the government of the European Union has allowed sales of some Japanese products to continue.
Japanese dentists and pharmacists have been making headlines for years over the risks posed by using the chemical lead.
Lead is a known neurotoxin and has been linked to a variety of health problems.
The American dentist’s association is urging people to go to the FDA website to check if their dental products are safe.
The American Dental Association also says its members are “working with U. S. health officials to ensure the safety of all American products” and says it is “aware of a number of recent reports of possible adverse health effects.”
“We are actively working with U, S. officials to find out more information about the potential safety of Japanese dental, oral, and dental equipment,” said Karen Rieder, president of the American Dina-Kathleen Dentistry, in a statement.
Rieder said the group has been working closely with the FDA to ensure that all of its products are labeled correctly.
“The American Dinaly Association has worked closely with FDA, U. K. authorities, and health professionals to ensure appropriate labeling and safety testing of Japanese equipment,” she said.
The dental association is also urging people who have questions about products to visit the website and contact a local pharmacy to make sure they are safe and free of lead.
The U.R.S.-Japan FTA signed in November has given the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare more power to inspect the products.
It also allowed manufacturers to use a “trade mark” that can be used to identify the products in Japan.