. Minimata disease is pollution related disease. It results from:

(a)        Oil spills in sea

(b)        DDT pollution

(c)        Release of industrial waste containing mercury in fishing water

(d)       Accumulation of arsenic

Best Answer

(c)        Mercury compounds in waste water are converted by bacterial action into extremely toxic compound, methyl mercury. Biomagnification of mercury into fishes through the food chain is responsible for large number of deaths due to Minamata diseases. It is characterised by numbers of limbs, lips and tongue, deafness, blurred vision, mental retardation etc.

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