ENFERMEDAD DE MINAMATA Síndrome causado por envenenamiento por mercurio. ENVENENAMIENTO POR MERCURIO PRODUCCIÓN. 国立水俣病総合研究センターホームページへようこそ!水俣病に関する情報等を掲載し ています。. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTMINI.

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While cat, dog, pig, and human deaths continued for 36 years, the government and company did little to prevent the pollution.

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Despite these factors, over 17, people have applied to the council for certification. The animal effects were severe enough in cats that they came to be named as having “dancing cat fever”. The girls’ mother informed doctors that her neighbour’s daughter was also experiencing similar problems. Hajime Hosokawa died three months after giving his testimony.

Three main legal points had to be overcome to win the case. The company’s own tests revealed that its wastewater contained many heavy metals in concentrations sufficiently high to bring about serious environmental degradation, including leadmercurymanganesearsenicthalliumand copperplus the chalcogen selenium.

Polluting wastewater had damaged the fisheries around Minamata ever since the opening of the Chisso factory in 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.

During its investigations, the committee uncovered surprising anecdotal evidence of the strange behaviour of cats and other enfremedad in the areas surrounding patients’ homes.

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Former Emfermedad President Kiichi Yoshioka admitted that the company promoted a theory of dumped World War II explosives, though it knew it to be unfounded. Chisso’s president Kiichi Yoshioka drank a glass of water supposedly treated through the Cyclator to demonstrate that it was safe.


Identifying which particular poison was responsible for the disease proved to be extremely difficult and time-consuming.

They could not run or walk without stumbling, their voices kinamata in pitch, and many patients complained of difficulties seeing, hearing, and swallowing.

The fishing cooperative protested against Chisso and angrily forced their way into the factory on 6 August and 12 August, demanding compensation. Fisheries were damaged in terms of reduced catches, and in response, Chisso reached two separate compensation agreements with the fishery cooperative ennfermedad and The struggle now focused on to what extent the victims should be compensated.

Emboldened by the success of the small Minamata cooperative, the Kumamoto Prefectural Alliance of Fishing Cooperatives also decided to seek compensation from Chisso. On Monday, March 29,a group of 2, uncertified victims reached a settlement with minamaata government of Mniamata, the Kumamoto Prefectural government, and Chisso Corporation to receive individual lump-sum payments of 2. Wikiquote has quotations related to: In fact, their report, Corporate Minajata for Minamata Disease: The fact that these children had been born after the initial outbreak and had never been fed contaminated fish also led their mothers to believe they were not victims.

As a group, these diseases came to be known as the four big pollution diseases of Japan. Instead, the afflicted were ostracised from their community due to ignorance about the disease, as people were afraid that it was contagious.

Large quantities of mercury were detected in fish, shellfish, enfermwdad sludge from the bay. The litigation group lawyers sought to prove Chisso’s corporate negligence. Photographic documentation of Minamata started in the early s.


As of March2, victims had been officially certified 1, of whom have died [2] and over 10, people had received financial compensation from Chisso, [3] although they were not recognised as official victims.

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On 17 October, 1, fishermen from the alliance descended on the factory to demand negotiations. At a meeting on the 5th of Aprilthe opposing views within the society could not be reconciled and the organisation split into the arbitration group who were willing to accept binding arbitration and the litigation group who decided to sue the company. Timeline of Minamata disease. Masazumi Harada has said that, “It may sound strange, but if this second Minamata disease had not broken out, the medical and social progress achieved by now in Kumamoto This resulted in many applicants being rejected by the committee, leaving them confused and frustrated.

Despite the almost universal assumption to the contrary, the wastewater treatment facilities installed in December had no effect on the level of organic mercury being released into the Shiranui Sea.

The litigation group, representing 41 certified patients 17 already deceased in 28 families, submitted their suit against Chisso in the Kumamoto District Court on 14 June

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