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Bahia de Minamata Índice Lugar Historia Consecuencias Enfermedad de Minamata Bioacumulación del mercurio. Medidas del gobierno. Minamata disease is a neurological syndrome caused by severe mercury poisoning. . Enseñanzas de la Enfermedad de Minamata y el Manejo del http :// Enfermedad cardiovascular. Exposición contaminado en la bahía de Minamata (Japón). Una em- presa química vertía directamente en el agua de la bahía.

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Identifying which particular poison was responsible for the disease proved to be extremely difficult and time-consuming. As of March2, victims had been officially recognised as having Minamata disease 1, of whom had died [2] and over 10, had received financial compensation from Chisso. To qualify for compensation under the agreement, patients had to be officially recognised by various ad hoc certification committees according to their symptoms. An arbitration committee was duly set up by the Ministry of Health and Welfare on 25 April, but it took almost a year to draw up a draft compensation plan.

It was posed by Smith with the co-operation of Ryoko and Tomoko to dramatically illustrate the consequences of the disease.

H4 Escherichia coli O On May 1, the hospital director reported to the local public health office the discovery of an ” epidemic of an unknown disease of the central nervous system “, marking the official discovery of Minamata disease. Four Big Pollution Diseases of Japan. This led the researchers to believe that the outbreak was caused by some kind of food poisoningwith contaminated fish and shellfish being the prime suspects.

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In Septembera report was issued proving Showa Denko’s pollution to be the cause of this second Minamata disease. The girls’ mother informed doctors that her neighbour’s daughter was also experiencing similar problems. The prominent Japanese documentary filmmaker Bqhia Tsuchimoto made a series of films, starting with Minamata: After several years of study and the autopsies of two children, the doctors announced that these children were suffering from an enfermedac yet unrecognised congenital form of Minamata disease.

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The final agreement was signed on 27 May. The trial ve almost four years. The years between the first set of “sympathy money” agreements in and the start of the first legal action to be taken against Chisso in are often called the “ten years of silence”.

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Dw, could and should the company have anticipated the effect of its wastewater and should it have taken steps to prevent the tragedy i. A committee was set up by Minamata Mayor Todomu Nakamura to mediate between the two sides, but this committee was stacked heavily in the company’s favour.

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. However, in an effort to limit the liability and financial burden on the company, these committees were sticking to a rigid interpretation of Minamata disease. These forms of obfuscation are commonly experienced by ‘environmental victims’ in many countries.

The issue of quantifying the impact of Minamata disease is complicated, as a full epidemiological study has never enfermfdad conducted and patients were recognised only if they voluntarily applied to a certification council to seek financial compensation. Former factory manager Enfermexad Nishida admitted that the company put profits ahead of safety, resulting in dangerous working conditions and a ,a of care with mercury. Fisheries were damaged in terms of reduced catches, and in response, Chisso reached enfermedaf separate compensation agreements with the fishery cooperative in and Scientists are testing natural products against methylmercury induced toxicity.

Furthermore, compensation of the victims led to continued strife in the community, including unfounded accusations that some of the people who sought compensation did not actually suffer from the disease.

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The fact that these children had been born after the initial outbreak se had never been fed contaminated miamata also led their mothers to believe they were not victims. Large quantities of mercury were detected in fish, shellfish, and sludge from the bay. Minamata disease is a poisoning disease that affects mainly the central nervous system and is caused by the consumption of large quantities of fish and shellfish living in Minamata Bay and its surroundings, the major causative agent being some sort of organic mercury compound.


His Japanese wife and he lived in Minamata from to Minamata disease compensation agreements of Researchers from the Kumamoto University Research Group and Hajime Hosokawa who had retired from Chisso in used their experience from Minamata and applied it to the Niigata outbreak.

Thirteen protesters were arrested.

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The prefectural governments did not publish the results and did nothing in response to these surveys. Finally on 26 September — 12 years after the discovery of the disease and four months after Chisso had stopped production of acetaldehyde using its mercury catalyst — the government issued an official conclusion as to the cause of Minamata disease:.

The causative agent is methylmercury. As a result, postwar Japan took a small step toward democracy. The results confirmed that organic mercury had spread all around the inland sea and that people were still being poisoned by contaminated fish.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Minamata disease. His photographs cover the years to the present, with Minamata victims as his subjects. The highest concentrations centred around the Chisso factory wastewater canal in Hyakken Harbour and decreased going out to sea, clearly identifying the plant as the source of contamination. Accessed 4 January Various labs across the world looking for the cure also. Retrieved 8 May The original Minamata disease and Niigata Minamata disease are considered two of the four big pollution diseases of Japan.

April Learn how and when to remove this template message. A second outbreak of Minamata disease occurred in Niigata Prefecture in