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Minimata disease

[‚min·ē′mäd·ə di‚zēz]
(medicine)
A disorder resulting from methyl mercury poisoning, which occurred in epidemic proportions in 1956 in Minimata Bay, a Japanese coastal town, where the inhabitants ate fish contaminated by industrial pollution; the most obvious symptoms are tremors and involuntary movements.
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In the 12 years between the time that Minamata disease was first identified and Chisso Corporation stopped producing acetaldehyde, the company dumped another 80-150 tons of methylmercury into the harbor.
19, 1991, one of the agency officials said at a special committee on Minamata disease problems under the Central Council for Environment Pollution Control, an advisory panel of the agency, that the opinion was merely ''an administrative viewpoint.
The top court decision on Mizoguchi stood immediately and she will be recognized as a Minamata disease sufferer, officials said.
In the case of Minamata disease, even in 1956 when the first patient was identified, eating contaminated seafood was determined to be a cause of the disease; this occurred 3 years before the etiologic agent was identified (Tsuda et al.
The Japanese mercury poisoning expert diagnosed Minamata disease at Grassy Narrows and Whitedog when he first visited the two reserves in 1975.
NIIGATA, Japan - A group of 12 people claiming to be victims of the Niigata Minamata Disease mercury poisoning filed a damages suit Friday against the central and Niigata prefectural governments as well as Showa Denko K.
This includes two large studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a recent study by the National Institute for Minamata Disease in Japan, where people eat an average of 145.
NTT), had received complaints about offensive references to Minamata disease, a pollution-related illness, found in the dictionary software.
Along with their previous publications on Minamata disease, we find their comments useful as a complement to our brief historical review of the mass poisonings in Japan and associated events (Grandjean et al.
3 groups of Minamata disease sufferers conclude conflict with Chisso
No evidence of Minamata disease was reported; however, diagnosis was made difficult for several reasons: factors such as poor nutritional statu[TEXT UNREADABLE IN ORIGINAL SOURCE.
Study on uncertified Minamata disease sufferers to be launched