Mercury poisoning
Mercury poisoning (also known as hydrargyria or mercurialism) is a type of metal poisoning and a medical condition caused by exposure to mercury or its compounds. Mercury (chemical symbol Hg) is a hea...
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Better Estimates Of Worldwide Mercury Pollution
New findings show Asia produces twice as much mercury emissions as previously thought. Once mercury is emitted into the atmosphere from the smokestacks of power plants, the pollutant has a complicated...
Thiomersal controversy
The thiomersal controversy describes claims that vaccines containing the mercury-based preservative thiomersal contribute to the development of autism and other brain development disorders. The curren...
Dental amalgam controversy
Discussion on the topic of dental amalgam (the amalgam in dental fillings) includes debates on whether amalgam should be used, with supporters claiming it is safe, effective, and long-lasting, and cri...
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Minamata disease
Minamata disease (Japanese: 水俣病, Hepburn: Minamata-byō), sometimes referred to as Chisso-Minamata disease (チッソ水俣病, Chisso-Minamata-byō), is a neurological syndrome caused by se...
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Masazumi Harada
Masazumi Harada (原田 正純, Harada Masazumi, September 14, 1934-June 11, 2012) was a Japanese doctor and medical researcher. His most famous work covered the effects of Minamata disease, a type of...
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Erethism
Erethism or erethism mercurialis is a neurological disorder which affects the whole central nervous system, as well as a symptom complex derived from mercury poisoning. This is also sometimes known as...
Minamata: The Victims and Their World
Minamata: The Victims and Their World (水俣 患者さんとその世界, Minamata: Kanja-san to sono sekai) is a Japanese documentary made in 1971 by Noriaki Tsuchimoto. It is the first in a series of independent do...
Michiko Ishimure
Michiko Ishimure (石牟礼道子, Ishimure Michiko, born March 11, 1927) is a Japanese writer and activist. In 1973 she won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for publicizing writings about the Minamata disease...
Mad hatter disease
Mad hatter disease, or mad hatter syndrome, is a commonly used name for occupational chronic mercury poisoning among hatmakers whose felting work involved prolonged exposure to mercury vapours. The n...
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Niigata Minamata disease
Niigata Minamata disease (新潟水俣病, Niigata Minamata-byō) is a neurological syndrome caused by severe mercury poisoning. Identical in symptoms to the original outbreak of Minamata disease in Kuma...
Timeline of Minamata disease
The following is a timeline of key events related to Minamata disease:
Timeline of Minamata disease - Wikipedia
Chisso
The Chisso Corporation (チッソ株式会社, Chisso kabushiki kaisha), since 2012 reorganized as JNC (Japan New Chisso), is a Japanese chemical company. It is an important supplier of liquid crystal used ...
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Hajime Hosokawa
Hajime Hosokawa (細川 一, Hosokawa Hajime, 23 September 1901 - 13 October 1970) was director of the company hospital attached to the Chisso corporation's chemical factory in Minamata, Kumamoto pr...
Tomoko Uemura in Her Bath
Tomoko Uemura in Her Bath is a photograph taken by American photojournalist W. Eugene Smith in 1971. Many commentators regard Tomoko as Smith's greatest work. The black-and-white photo depicts a mothe...
Ontario Minamata disease
Ontario Minamata disease is a neurological syndrome caused by severe mercury poisoning. It occurred in the Canadian province of Ontario, in 1970, and severely affected two First Nation communities in ...
The Shiranui Sea
The Shiranui Sea (不知火海, Shiranuikai) is a Japanese documentary made in 1975 by Noriaki Tsuchimoto. It is the fourth in a series of independent documentaries that Tsuchimoto made of the mercur...
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Minamata disease compensation agreements of 1959
The Minamata disease compensation agreements of 1959 were agreed between the polluting Chisso company and representative groups of fishermen and Minamata disease patients who had been affected by merc...
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Vaccine court
Vaccine court is the popular term which refers to the Office of Special Masters of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which administers a no-fault system for litigating vaccine injury claims. These cla...