Minamata

Minamata,

bay in Japan where condition first observed.
Minamata syndrome - paresthesias and degenerative changes caused by ingestion of fish contaminated by methyl mercury. Synonym(s): alkyl mercury poisoning
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MP Rada Tumanbayeva (Respublika - Ata-Jurt faction) asked the Government to accelerate the work on accession of Kyrgyzstan to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for ratification of Minamata Convention on Mercury and depositing the instrument of ratification enabling India to become a Party of the Convention.
We should be careful on the sale of mercury and should remember the incident that happened in Minamata, Japan, and claimed 900 precious lives and badly affected thousands of others.
One of six titles in a series called Unnatural Disasters, "Chemical Catastrophes" includes summary and discussion of chemical contamination of the environment, eco-activism, dangers of pesticide use, use of poison as a weapon (including use of Agent Orange), a 1976 explosion in Italy involving TCDD, the same chemical found in Agent Orange, the Minamata, Japan, mercury-water pollution disaster, toxic mining of asbestos minerals in Libby, Montana, air pollution in Norilsk, Russia, and toxic drinking water in China.
Total twenty-eight programs were conducted and discussed topics like Prime Minister's Green Pakistan Program, threats of plastic bags, Climate Change Act, Minamata Convention, Media and public awareness, plastic bags etc.
This prompted calls for the declaration of a health crisis and the immediate evacuation and relocation of residents who showed symptoms of Minamata disease, named after the fishing village in Japan that in the late 1950s suffered the effects of mercury poisoning.
ISLAMABAD -- A meeting of National Coordination Committee on Minamata Convention held to discuss the pros and cons of ratification of this convention by Pakistan, here on Friday at Ministry of Climate Change.
The report also points to progress in the field of toxin management, including the World Bank's PMEH programme on water, air and soil pollution, and the UNEP Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Mercury is no longer used in many mines overseas, but the Philippines is not a signatory to the Minamata Convention of 2013, which bans the substance from mining operations.
The restriction of its use is demanded worldwide in the Minamata Convention on Mercury adopted by more than 140 governments and the EU in 2013 in Kumamoto Japan and signed by 128 nations.
Palitha Kohona, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, signed the Minamata convention on Mercury on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka on 8th October 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.