ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTMINI. ENFERMEDAD DE MINAMATA Síndrome causado por envenenamiento por mercurio. ENVENENAMIENTO POR MERCURIO PRODUCCIÓN. Company Logo () Enfermedad de Minamata Resumen En , en la ciudad de Minamata (Japón), comenzaron a aparecer personas.

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Itai-itai disease Minamata disease Niigata Minamata disease Yokkaichi asthma. The causative agent is methylmercury. What was not known at the time was that exactly the opposite is the case with methylmercury: The company’s own tests revealed that its wastewater contained many heavy metals in concentrations sufficiently high to bring about serious environmental degradation, including leadmercurymanganesearsenicthalliumand copperplus the chalcogen selenium.

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The results shocked the researchers involved. To qualify for compensation under the agreement, patients had to be officially recognised by various ad hoc certification committees according to their symptoms. When this produced no results, the alliance members took their campaign to Tokyosecuring enfremedad official visit to Minamata by members of the Japanese Diet.

According to Timothy S. The violence was covered widely in the media, bringing the nation’s attention to the Minamata issue for the first time since the outbreak began.

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The committee minmata only patients exhibiting explicit symptoms of the British syndrome, rather than basing their diagnosis on the disease in Japan.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Minamata disease. In an attempt to undermine Kumamoto University researchers’ organic mercury theory, Chisso and other parties with a vested interest that the factory remain open including the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and the Minajata Chemical Industry Association funded research into alternative causes of the disease, other than its own waste.


Many felt vindicated in their long struggle to force Chisso to accept responsibility for causing the disease and expressed thanks that their plight had been recognised by their social superiors.

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He explained his experiments with cats, including the infamous “cat “, which developed Minamata disease after being fed factory wastewater. Minamata patients found the public gradually becoming more receptive and sympathetic as the decade wore on. Nevertheless, the government announcement brought a feeling of relief to a great many victims and their families.

Minamata disease health disasters in Japan in the environment Environmental disasters in Japan Health disasters minamat Japan Mass poisoning Mercury poisoning Political scandals in Japan Waste disposal incidents Water pollution in Japan Corporate crime. Chisso’s Illegal Acts[32] published in Augustformed the basis of the ultimately successful lawsuit. Thallium, selenium, and a multiple contaminant theory were also proposed, but in Marchvisiting British neurologist Douglas McAlpine suggested that Minamata symptoms resembled those of organic mercury poisoningso the focus of the investigation centered on mercury.

While the struggles of the arbitration and litigation groups against Chisso were continuing, a new group of Minamata disease sufferers emerged. Local people felt that the company and their city that depended upon it was facing economic ruin. This widespread assumption meant that doctors were not expecting new patients to appear, resulting in numerous problems in the years to follow, as the pollution continued. The verdict handed down on 20 March represented a complete victory for the patients of the litigation group:.

Akiyoshi used Japanese vocalists to sing the Japanese lyrics of a tone poem that were part of the composition. Emboldened by the success of the small Minamata cooperative, the Kumamoto Prefectural Alliance of Fishing Cooperatives also decided to seek compensation from Chisso. The defendant cannot escape liability for negligence. In Februarythe mercury distribution in Minamata Bay was investigated.


To some patients, this ostracism by the community represented a greater fear than the disease itself. It has subsequently been withdrawn from circulation at the request of Tomoko’s family, so does not appear in recent anthologies of Smith’s works. Around this time, two other pollution-related diseases were also grabbing headlines in Japan. Starting Augustthe co-catalyst was changed from manganese dioxide to ferric sulfide.

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Polluting wastewater had damaged the fisheries around Minamata ever since the opening of the Chisso factory in Four Big Pollution Diseases of Japan. After several years of study and the autopsies of two children, the doctors announced that these children were suffering from an as yet unrecognised congenital form of Minamata disease.

Various labs across the world looking for the cure also. Toxic Effects of Mercury. Minamata disease compensation agreements of They became unable to grasp small objects or fasten buttons. For that reason, the council has always been under immense pressure to reject claimants and minimise the financial burden placed on Chisso.

The arbitration group were dismayed by the sums on offer. This fact, combined with the lack of other industry, meant that Chisso had great influence in Minamata.