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Minamata Disease Continues Devastation After 60 Years


Offbeat  (tags: environment, destruction, water, Minamata, Japan, minamata disease, habitatdestruction )

Naoko
- 1006 days ago - the-japan-news.com
First diagnosed in people who consumed seafood contaminated by methylmercury discharged from Chisso Corp.'s Minamata plant. The disease damages the central nervous system, causing such symptoms as sensory disturbance and visual field constriction.



   

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Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday May 16, 2016, 4:04 am
Shared over social media to spread awareness, Naoko.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 16, 2016, 5:04 am
Thanks Naoko, for terrifying and sad truth. As all of the planet's nuclear plants were built shabbily-- the leakage is causing central nervous system damage from consuming foods exposed to it--or coming into contact with the waste by body contact or breathing the fumes of ongoing nuclear fires, seepage into soil and waters. Good luck to us--the 99% are innocent victims of the 1%'s ongoing destruction of Earth and all that lives. Time for a revolution now? Remove the corruptors from powerful positions and work with scientists and environmentalists to try to save what is left. Horrific truth must be faced and addressed--mankind must at least fight to try to save himself and Mother Earth.
 
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