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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The trial heard from patients and their families, but the most important testimony came from Chisso executives and employees.

Various labs across the world looking for the cure also. The hand of Tomoko Uemuraa Minamata disease victim. Three main legal points had to be overcome to win the case. Chisso agreed and after a few weeks’ further negotiation, another “sympathy money” agreement was signed. To qualify for compensation under the agreement, patients had to be officially recognised by various ad hoc certification committees according to enfermwdad symptoms.

Minamata disease patients last appeared inand the outbreak has ended. Despite this, from Septemberinstead ds discharging its waste into Hyakken Harbour the focus of investigation and source of original contaminationit discharged wastewater directly into Minamata River.

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Local people felt that the company and their city that depended upon it was facing economic ruin. In general, these symptoms deteriorated and were followed by severe convulsions, comaand eventually death. In September enfdrmedad, they set up a Trial Research Group, which included law professors, medical researchers including Minamaat Haradasociologists and even the housewife and poet Michiko Ishimure to provide useful material to the lawyers to improve their legal arguments.

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Botulism Campylobacter jejuni Clostridium perfringens Escherichia coli O Around this time, two other pollution-related diseases were also grabbing headlines in Japan. It was posed by Smith with the co-operation of Ryoko and Tomoko to dramatically illustrate the consequences of the disease. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. In light of the government announcement, the patients of the Mutual Aid Society decided to ask for a new compensation agreement with Chisso and submitted the demand on the 6th of October.


The pollution and the disease it caused continued to spread. The extensive research by Kumamoto University and the government conclusion meant that this point was proved quite easily.

First, the lawyers had to show that methylmercury caused Minamata disease and that the company’s factory was the source of pollution. The most dramatic testimony came from Hajime Hosokawa, who spoke on 4 July from his hospital bed where he was dying of cancer.

This is presumed to be because consumption of fish and shellfish from Minamata Bay was banned in the fall ofand the fact that the factory had waste-treatment facilities in place from January Tomoko was poisoned by methylmercury while still in the womb.

As a result, the local community was much more supportive of patients’ groups and a lawsuit was filed against the company in Marchonly three years after discovery. The animal effects were enfermedqd enough in cats that they came to be named as having “dancing cat fever”. Although the environmental protests did result in Japan becoming more democratized, it did not completely rid Japan of the system that first suppressed the fishermen and victims of Minamata disease.

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. Devon colic Swill milk scandal Bradford sweets poisoning English beer poisoning Morinaga Milk arsenic poisoning incident Minamata disease Iraq poison grain disaster Toxic oil syndrome Jack in the Box E.

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Local doctors and medical officials had noticed for a long time an abnormally high frequency of cerebral palsy and other infantile disorders in the Minamata area. Chisso xe a Cyclator purification system on December 19,and opened it with a special ceremony. The polluting factory se by Showa Denko employed a chemical process using a mercury catalyst very similar to that used by Chisso in Minamata.


The deception was successful and almost all parties involved in Minamata disease were duped into believing that the factory’s wastewater had been made safe from December onward.

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They petitioned the committee, together with patients and supporters of the litigation group, for a fairer deal. On October 21,Chisso was ordered by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry to switch back its wastewater drainage from the Minamata River to Hyakken Harbour and to speed up the installation of wastewater treatment systems at the factory.

The involvement of the press also aided the process of democratization because it caused more people to become aware of the facts of Minamata disease and the pollution that caused it. Mminamata used Japanese vocalists to sing the Japanese lyrics of a tone poem that were part of the composition.

Minamata disease – Wikipedia

The original Minamata disease and Niigata Minamata disease are considered two of the four big pollution diseases of Japan. A more complete picture of the symptoms exhibited by patients was gradually uncovered.

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. On the day of the signing, the Minamata Citizens’ Council held a protest outside the Minamata factory gates.

The Victims and Their World and including The Shiranui Seadocumenting the incident and siding with the victims in their struggle against Xe and the government. The arbitration committee announced their compensation plan on 25 May in a disorderly session at the Ministry of Health and Welfare in Tokyo. Chisso Corporation official site.