itai-itai disease

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i·tai-·i·tai dis·ease

a form of cadmium poisoning described in some Japanese people, characterized by renal tubular dysfunction, osteomalacia, pseudofractures, and anemia, caused by ingestion of contaminated shellfish or other sources containing cadmium.
A form of renal osteodystrophy—osteomalacia with marked bone pain and painful fractures—described in multiparous Japanese women due to cadmium accumulation in bone, caused by industrial pollutants
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The protesters also included victims of air pollution in Amagasaki in Hyogo Prefecture, west of Osaka, and those of so-called ''itai itai disease'' caused by cadmium-polluted soil and water in Toyama Prefecture facing the Sea of Japan.