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New generation suffering mercury poisoning at Grassy Narrows, Ont. - Thunder Bay - CBC News

1.10.16

New generation suffering mercury poisoning at Grassy Narrows, Ont. - Thunder Bay - CBC News: "If 90 to 95 per cent of the population have the same problem. For them it is normal, but for us who do the research it is not normal," Hanada said during a visit to Grassy Narrows on Saturday.

Hanada also sounded the alarm for a new generation of residents of Grassy Narrows and Wabaseemoong (also known as Whitedog) First Nations. People not even born when the mercury was being dumped in the river are demonstrating the symptoms of the poisoning, he said

The majority of the population is experiencing sensory disruption — the loss of feeling in fingers and toes which is a classic symptom of mercury poisoning, he said.


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