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Water polluted with mercury causes which of the following disease?

Option: 1

Dental caries 

Option: 2

Blue baby syndrome

Option: 3

Minimata disease 


Option: 4

Black foot disease 

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Minamata disease is a severe neurological disease caused due to mercury poisoning. it is caused due to the consumption of fish that were once living in mercury-poisoned water.

Symptoms of the disease include the impaired balance due to nerve damage (ataxia), numbness in the hands and feet, general muscle weakness, narrowing of the field of vision, and deterioration of hearing and speech.

 In extreme cases, insanity, paralysis, coma, and death follow within a few weeks of the onset of symptoms. A congenital form of the disease exists which can also affect fetuses in the womb.

Hence option 3 is correct.

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