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- Harada, Masazumi, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Environment international 2011 v.37 no.5 pp. 907-913
- adults; children; chronic exposure; confidence interval; emotions; methylmercury compounds; odds ratio; patients; poisoning; residential areas; surveys; Japan
- ... INTRODUCTION: It is well-known that prenatal or postnatal exposure to methylmercury can produce neurological signs in adults and children, exemplified by a case of large-scale poisoning in Minamata, Japan, in the 1950s. However, evidence regarding whether pre- or postnatal exposure to methylmercury causes psychiatric symptoms (e.g., impairment of intelligence and mood and behavioral dysfunction) i ...
- Harada, Masazumi, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Science of the total environment 2009 v.408 no.2 pp. 272-276
- infants; methylmercury compounds; parturition; patients; placenta; poisoning; pollution; umbilical cord
- ... Severe methylmercury poisoning occurred in Minamata and neighboring communities in the 1950s and 1960s. The exposed patients manifested neurological signs, and some patients exposed in utero were born with so-called congenital Minamata disease. In a previous report, Nishigaki and Harada evaluated the methylmercury concentrations in the umbilical cords of inhabitants and demonstrated that methylmer ...