The Humane Society Interantional reports that the one-year dog study is no longer required in Japan to assess safe exposure levels of pesticides for humans. This decision was reached on the basis of a study commissioned by the Japanese Food Safety Commission, which showed that the test did not provide essential information to determine safe exposure levels for humans and could therefore be waived in most cases. Japan joins the United States, India, the European Union, Brazil and Canada in abolishing the requirement for the test for this purpose.