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How is Minamata disease caused? What are its effects?

Asked by Topperlearning User 6th January 2015, 4:22 PM
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Minamata disease is caused when large quantities of fishes and shell fishes infected with methyl mercury are consumed. Methyl mercury is discharged as waste water by factories.

The disease mainly attacks the brain and central nervous system. It may also cause unsteadiness in legs, reduced vision, loss of hearing and unclear speech.

Answered by Expert 6th January 2015, 6:22 PM
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