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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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 mknamata in Minamata Bay and its surroundings, the major causative agent being some sort of organic mercury compound.

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In Februarythe mercury distribution in Minamata Bay was investigated. Third, was the “sympathy money” agreement ofwhich forbade the patients from claiming any further compensation, a legally binding contract?

Former factory manager Eiichi Nishida admitted that the company put profits ahead of safety, resulting in dangerous working conditions and a lack of care with mercury. A congenital form of the disease can also affect fetuses in the womb. Harvard University Asia Center.

Georgethe environmental protests that surrounded the disease appeared to aid in the democratization of Japan. Timeline of Minamata disease. On 29 August, the fishing cooperative agreed to the mediation committee’s proposal, stating: It was posed by Smith with the co-operation of Ryoko and Tomoko to dramatically illustrate the consequences of the disease.


The company did not reveal these significant results to the investigators and ordered Hosokawa to stop his research. He also minamaa of his opposition to the change in wastewater output route from Hyakken Harbour to Minamata River. We cannot find that the defendant took any of the precautionary measures called for in this situation whatsoever. A memorial minaamata was held at the Minamata Disease Municipal Museum on 1 May to mark 50 years since the official discovery of the disease.

Despite these factors, over 17, people have applied to the council for certification. The results shocked the researchers involved. Chisso was coming under closer scrutiny and to deflect criticism, the wastewater output route was changed.

The enfermecad cannot escape minamwta for negligence. The extensive research by Kumamoto University and the government conclusion meant that this point was proved quite easily. In this atmosphere, sufferers were reluctant to come forward and seek certification. Often these patients find themselves tied to their own homes and the care of their family, effectively isolated from the local community.

Minamata disease – Wikipedia

He has returned to Minamata many times since. They could not run or walk without stumbling, their voices changed in pitch, and many patients complained of difficulties seeing, hearing, and swallowing. Currently, several research groups are working on methylmercury toxicity.

Akiyoshi used Japanese vocalists to sing the Japanese lyrics of a tone poem that were part of the composition. Food to which factory wastewater had been added was fed to healthy cats.

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To some patients, this ostracism enfetmedad the community represented a greater fear than the disease itself. Money, Politics and PoisonIsland Press, p. The arbitration committee enfegmedad their compensation plan on 25 May in a disorderly session at the Ministry of Health and Welfare in Tokyo.


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. Enfeermedad disease remains an important issue in contemporary Japanese society. Chisso failed to co-operate with the investigation team from Kumamoto University.

The immediate effect was the death of fish at the mouth of the river, and from that point on, new Minamata disease victims began to appear in other fishing villages up and down the coast of the Shiranui Seaas the pollution spread over an even greater area.

The animal effects were severe enough in cats that they came to be named as having “dancing cat fever”. Three main legal points had to be overcome to win the case.

The album won many awards in jazz circles, including Downbeat’ s best album award, largely on the strength of this piece, which brought minamqta further attention on the tragedy. Ina number of medical professionals including Masazumi Harada later to receive an honour from the United Nations for his body of work on Minamata disease set about re-examining children diagnosed with cerebral palsy.