ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTMINI. ENFERMEDAD DE MINAMATA Síndrome causado por envenenamiento por mercurio. ENVENENAMIENTO POR MERCURIO PRODUCCIÓN. Company Logo () Enfermedad de Minamata Resumen En , en la ciudad de Minamata (Japón), comenzaron a aparecer personas.

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The arbitration committee announced their compensation plan on 25 May in a disorderly session at the Ministry of Health and Welfare in Tokyo.

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The most famous and striking photo of the essay, Tomoko Uemura in Her Bath shows Rnfermedad Uemura, holding her severely deformed daughter, Tomoko, in a Japanese bath chamber.

Fisheries were damaged in terms of reduced catches, and in response, Chisso reached two separate compensation encermedad with the fishery cooperative in and At first, manganese was thought to be the causal substance due to the high concentrations found in fish and the organs of the deceased. Nevertheless, the government announcement brought a feeling of relief to a great many victims and their families. The company’s own tests revealed that its wastewater contained many heavy metals in concentrations sufficiently high to bring about serious environmental degradation, including leadmercurymanganesearsenicthalliumenfermedd copperplus enfermrdad chalcogen selenium.

Three main legal points had to be overcome to win the case. A memorial service was held at the Minamata Disease Municipal Museum on 1 May to mark 50 years since the official discovery of the disease.

New Risks new Injustice. We cannot find that the defendant took any of the precautionary measures called for in this situation whatsoever. Finally minaata 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:.


Initially producing fertilisers, the factory followed the nationwide expansion of Japan’s chemical industry, branching out into production of acetyleneacetaldehydeacetic acidvinyl chlorideand octanolamong others. Views Read Edit View history.

The verdict handed down on 20 March represented enfeermedad complete victory for the patients of the litigation group:. 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.

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As a result, postwar Japan took a small step toward democracy. Entermedad by the success of the small Minamata cooperative, the Kumamoto Prefectural Alliance of Fishing Cooperatives also decided to seek compensation from Chisso. For that reason, the council has always been under immense pressure to reject claimants and minimise the financial burden placed on Chisso.

Various labs across the world looking for the cure also. The company replied that it was unable to judge what would be fair compensation and asked the national government to set up a binding arbitration committee to decide.

Before long, patients appeared with identical symptoms to patients living on the Shiranui Sea, and the outbreak was made public on 12 June Webarchive template wayback links Articles containing Japanese-language text Pages with citations lacking titles Pages with citations having bare URLs Infobox medical condition Articles needing additional references from April All articles needing additional references Commons category link is on Wikidata Wikipedia articles with GND identifiers Wikipedia articles with NDL identifiers.


Hair samples were taken from the victims of the disease and also from the Minamata population in general.

Local people felt that the company and their city that depended upon it was facing economic ruin. He also spoke of his opposition to the change in wastewater output route from Hyakken Harbour to Minamata River. On the day of the signing, the Minamata Citizens’ Council held a protest outside the Eenfermedad factory gates.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. The chemical reaction used to produce the acetaldehyde used mercury sulfate as a catalyst. The committee certified only patients exhibiting explicit symptoms of the British syndrome, rather than basing their diagnosis on the disease in Japan. On 17 October, 1, fishermen from the alliance descended on the factory to demand negotiations.

During the investigation by researchers at Kumamoto Universitythe causal substance had been identified as a heavy metal and it was widely presumed that the Chisso plant was the source of the contamination. Seventy-eight days into the experiment, cat exhibited symptoms of Minamata disease and pathological examinations confirmed a diagnosis of organic mercury poisoning.

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April Learn how and when to remove this template message. The staple food of victims was invariably fish and shellfish from Minamata Bay. Victims of Yokkaichi asthma and Itai-itai disease minamaga forming citizens’ groups and filed lawsuits against the polluting companies in September and Marchrespectively.