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  1. photo Study shows curcumin protects against mercury exposureStudy shows curcumin protects against mercury exposureNews
    overlooked. One disease, rarely heard of, was coined back in 1956 and is called Minamata disease. The definition of the disease describes the ill effects of mercury poisoning: numbness in the hands and feetRead more
  2. photo Heavy metals scientifically linked to causing diabetesHeavy metals scientifically linked to causing diabetesNews
    in terms of its toxicity, mercury has also been implicated in causing diabetes. A study that began in the 1980s on patients with Minamata disease revealed that those who suffered from organic mercuryRead more

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Minamata disease

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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 severe mercury poisoning. Symptoms include ataxia, numbness in the hands and feet, general muscle weakness, narrowing of the field of vision, and damage to hearing and speech. In extreme cases, insanity, paralysis, coma,...More