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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Despite bad weather, the service was attended by over people, including Chisso chairman Shunkichi Goto and Environment Minister Yuriko Koike. The issue of quantifying the impact of Minamata disease is complicated, as a full epidemiological study has never been conducted and patients were recognised only if they voluntarily applied to a certification council to seek financial compensation.

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Patients who were certified by a Ministry of Health and Welfare committee would be compensated: A founding member of the citizens’ council was Michiko Ishimurea local housewife and poet who later that year published Pure Land, Poisoned Sea: Thirteen protesters were arrested.

Patients’ families were the victim of discrimination and ostracism from the local community.

In fact, their report, Corporate Responsibility for Minamata Disease: These forms of obfuscation are commonly experienced by ‘environmental re in many countries. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Instead, the afflicted were ostracised from their community due to ignorance about the disease, as people were afraid that it xe contagious.

The results confirmed that organic mercury had spread all around the inland sea and that people were still being poisoned by contaminated fish.


The first exhibition of his photographs of Minamata was held in the Fuji Photo Salon in Tokyo inand the first of his book-length anthologies, Minamata Diseasewas published in Japan in Lawsuits against Chisso and the prefectural and national governments are still continuing and many regard the government responses to date as inadequate.

The conclusion contained many factual errors: He also spoke of his opposition to the change minaamta wastewater output route from Hyakken Harbour to Minamata River. Chisso installed a Cyclator purification system on December 19,and opened it with a special ceremony.

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Chisso Corporation official site. 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 minakata as official victims. This highly toxic chemical bioaccumulated in shellfish and fish in Minamata Bay and the Shiranui Seawhich, when eaten by the local populationresulted in mercury poisoning. One of the Chisso trade unions held an eight-hour strike in protest at the poor treatment of the arbitration group by their own company.

Most congenital patients are now in their forties and fifties and their health is deteriorating. The disease developed without any prior warning, with patients complaining of a loss of sensation and numbness in their hands and feet.

Minamata disease patients last appeared inand the outbreak has ended.

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Retrieved 8 May Chisso’s president Kiichi Yoshioka drank a glass of water supposedly treated through the Cyclator to demonstrate that it was safe. The extensive research by Kumamoto University and the government conclusion meant that this point was proved quite easily. The bahiq mother informed doctors that her neighbour’s daughter was also experiencing similar problems.


After a house-to-house investigation, eight further patients were discovered and hospitalised.

The defendant could have prevented the occurrence of Minamata disease or at least have kept it at a minimum. A more complete picture of the symptoms exhibited by patients was gradually uncovered.

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The Kumamoto and Kagoshima prefectural governments conducted a joint survey in late and early into the level of mercury in the hair of people living around the Shiranui Sea. To qualify for compensation under the agreement, patients had to be officially recognised by various ad hoc certification committees according to their symptoms.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In fact, much activity on the part of the patients and fishermen took place during this period, but nothing had a significant impact on the actions of the company or the coverage of Minamata in the national media. Minamata patients found the public gradually becoming more receptive and sympathetic as the decade wore on. Eugene Smith brought world attention d Minamata disease. 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.

He has returned to Minamata many times since.

Four Big Pollution Diseases of Japan. It has subsequently been withdrawn from circulation at the request of Tomoko’s family, so does not appear in recent anthologies of Smith’s works.