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NIMD Forum 1997

Welcome Remarks

 
 
Yukio Takizawa
Director-General, NIMD
i
 
Takao Ohnishi
Vice Minister, Environment Agency
ii
 
Sukio Iwatare
Former Minister, Environment Agency
iii
Section I
Chairperson: Hiroo Kato (Former Director General, NIMD)
 
 
Prospects for Future Collaboration Between WHO and NIMD
Tord Kjellstrom (Office of Global and Integrated Environmental Health, WHO)
1
 
Expectations for NIMD: Outbreak of Minamata Disease and the Responses of Company, Administration and Local Community
Sadami Maruyama (Department of Sociology, Faculty of Letters, Kumamoto University)
2
 
How to Use the Internet to Access Information on Minamata Disease
- Global Health Network - (Video)
Ronald E. LaPorte and Akira Sekikawa (Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, USA)
 
 
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) and Ethical Grounds of Its International Collaboration
Gen Ohi (Deputy Director General, NIES)
6
 
Recent International Collaborative Research Activities on Mercury in NIMD
Hirokatsu Akagi (Department of International Affairs and Environmental Sciences, NIMD)
7
Section II
Chairpersons: Tsuguyoshi Suzuki (Former Director General, NIES)
Makoto Futatsuka (School of Medicine, Kumamoto University)
 
 
Cooperative Studies on Mercury pollution Caused by Guizhou Organic Chemical Factory in Environment by China and Japan
Liya Qu (Guizhou Institute of Environmental Sciences, China)
17
 
Environmental Research Activities by Environmental Management Center (EMC)
Bagus Bina Edvantoro (Toxic Substances Laboratory EMC, Indonesia)
19
 
Mercury Biogeochemistry in the Amazon: History, State of the Art and Future Research Needs
Luiz Drude de Lacerda (Department of Geoquimica, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil)
34
 
The Mercury Problem and the Solutions Found in the Brazilian Amazon
Roberto C. Villas Boas (CETEM/ CNPq - Center for Mineral Technology, Brazil)
45
 
Analytical Quality Control for the Determination of Organomercury Compounds in Environmental Samples
Milena Horvat (Department of Environmental Sciences, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
57
Section III
Chairpersons: Nobumasa Imura (School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kitasato University)
Shoji Tsuji (Brain Research Institute, Niigata University)
 
 
IAEA Programs on Human Exposure to Mercury Pollution
Robert Parr (Nutritional and Health-Related Environmental Studies Section
International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria)
70
 
Perspectives on Atmospheric Mercury and Its Fate in Aquatic Ecosystems
Robert Parr (Nutritional and Health-Related Environmental Studies Section
International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria)
83
 
The Biochemistry and Genetics of Bacterial Mercury Resistance
Hidemitsu Hou (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Setsunan University)
96
 
Possibility of a Measurement Method of Toxicity to the Germ - Line by Methylmercury Exposure
Takashi Kuwana (Department of Basic Medical Sciences, NIMD)
107
Section IV
Chairpersons: Chiharu Tohyama (Environmental Health Sciences Division, NIES)
Komyo Eto (Depertment of Clinical Medicine, NIMD)
 
 
Postnatal Effects of in Utero Exposure to Methylmercury; with Emphases on Co-exposure to Heat or Selenium Deficiency
Hiroshi Satoh (Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University)
113
 
Effects of Methylmercury on Glutathione Metabolism
Akira Yasutake (Department of Basic Medical Sciences, NIMD)
121
 
Role of Glutathione and γ-Glutamyltranspeptidase in Renal Uptake of Mercury Compounds
Akira Naganuma (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Tohoku University)
135
Closing remarks  
  Komyo Eto (NIMD)