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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 1965, Minamata disease was again reported in Niigata, on the East Coast of Honshu.
For example, Eto, Marumoto, and Takeya (2010) conducted a research study of the pathological changes in adult, infantile, and fetal forms of Minamata disease (MD).
Gov't to accept settlement for Minamata disease suit: Hatoyama
Problems facing Minamata disease sufferers discussed at Tokyo symposium
Japanese scientists have concluded that mercury levels in the bodies of dolphins killed in the annual hunt off the town of Taiji are higher than the mercury levels in the fish when Minamata disease struck Japan in the 1950s and '60s.
Paradise in the Sea of Sorrow: Our Minamata Disease, 2003)
Since 1970, when the bad news first broke, Grassy Narrows has become synonymous with mercury pollution and its toxic corollary, Minamata disease. In one of Canada's prime commercial and sport fishing territories, the signs went up showing a skull and crossbones overlaying a frying pan and the words: "Fish for Fun." The news crippled the Kenora tourist industry, but it spelled calamity for the thousand-plus Ojibwa of Whitedog Falls and Grassy Narrows, whose chief occupation was guiding and, more importantly, whose main staple was the abundant golden pickerel of the English River.
(7) En http://www1.odn.ne.jp/~aah07310/english/politicsp.html puede leerse un informe detallado sobre el comportamiento de distintos actores con respecto a la enfermedad: "Minamata Disease: A History of Japanese National Government and Kumamoto Prefectural Government Irresponsibility".
He told her about Minamata disease in Japan, where kids had been exposed to high levels of mercury.
Marked by Minamata Disease, the oil crisis of 1973, trade friction with the US, and a general understanding that the economic and financial environment was worsening rapidly, the 1970s would appear to contain the seeds of destruction of what had become Japan.
A fetal type of Minamata disease: An autosopy case report with special reference to the nervous system.