Pollution Diseases Open Access Journals is a highly reputed journal which can be accessed in every nook and corner by the Scientific Community. It deals with articles related to current research topic and mainly throws light on adverse consequences of different forms of pollution. It contains articles related to both environmental effects as well as health effects. One case study related to Pollution diseases- Minamata disease was first discovered in Minamata city in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan, in 1956. It was caused by the release of methylmercury in the industrial wastewater from the Chisso Corporation's chemical factory, which continued from 1932 to 1968. This highly toxic chemical bioaccumulated in shellfish and fish in Minamata Bay and the Shiranui Sea, which, when eaten by the local populace, resulted in mercury poisoning. While cat, dog, pig, and human deaths continued for 36 years, the government and company did little to prevent the pollution. The animal effects were severe enough in cats that they came to be called "dancing cat fever.
Last date updated on July, 2014