Metal/Mineral Poisoning Diseases

Name of the disease Poisoning effect of
Itai ItaiCadmium
Mad Hatter's Disease (Erethism)Mercury
Minamata DiseaseMercury
Byssinosis (Brown Lung disease)Cotton Dust
White Lung diseaseAsbestos
Black Lung diseaseCoal dust
SilicosisSilica Dust
SiderosisIron Dust

Interesting Facts

Minamata Disease is so named because it was first discovered in Minamata city of Japan.

Itai Itai meaning "It hurts, It hurts" in Japanese was the name coined by locals in Toyoma in Japan where it first occurred in 1912.

Mad Hatter's disease Mercury was used in hat making in the 19th century and hat makers who inhaled mercury vapours exhibited symptoms of the disease and hence the name.

Select the right answer

1. Mercury

2. Black Lung Disease

3. Cadmium

4. Byssinosis

5. Mesothelioma