minamata Disease
Minamata Disease was first identified in 1956 in Minamata, Japan. A fishing port, Minamata was also the home of Nippon Chisso Hiryo Co., a manufacturer of a chemical fertilizer, carbide, and vinyl chloride. Methyl mercury discharged from the factory contaminated fish and shellfish, which in caused illness in the local areas who consumed them and birth defects in their children. The sometimes fatal disease was the first whose cause was recognized as industrial pollution of seawater.

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Three examples of diseases:. Heart disease- A structural or functional abnormality of the heart, or of the blood vessels supplying the heart, that impairs its normal functioning.
. Liver disease (hepatitis)- Inflammation of the liver, caused by infectious or toxic agents and characterized by jaundice, fever, liver enlargement, and abdominal pain.
. Lung disease- Effects your breathing and is mainly caused from smoking.

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Great scientists







The problem the scientists were looking to solve.
The discovery they made and how they made it.
The implication on society. (then and amount)
Florey
He was looking to make penicillin a antibiotic.
He discovered penicillin and won a noble prize for his achievement
penicillin was an industrial process for the military during the World War II to cure injured armies.
Jenner
He wanted to stop the outbreak of smallpox, and he had a theory so he wanted to put his ideas to test and see if they were true
He discovered that cowpox stopped smallpox, and to prove his theory/test it out he did it on a 8 year old boy.
He stopped and cured the world of smallpox- a very deadly and painful disease
Pasteur
Why beer and wine would go sour, he found microbes
He heated the alcoholic drinks and found out that it killed the unwanted microbes/bacteria. He called this Pasteurization
It enabled us to have dairy products without being ill. Pasteur also developed vaccinations for rabies.
He also inspired someone named Joseph Lister who found antiseptics to use during surgery which saves many of lives
Koch



Fleming
Wanted to discover a cure to bacterial infections, He re-discovered Penicillin he named it antibiotic penicillin.
People today are trying to discover more cures to the disease and infections.
His re-discovery saved lives and still does.