Renal emergency

Renal emergency

Sri Lanka’s north-central region has been facing a health crisis for two decades. A large number of people in the region suffer from chronic kidney failure. Patients do not have diabetes or hypertension, the main causes of kidney failure in other parts of the world. Worse still, scientists have not been able to pin point the cause of the disease, which has, therefore, been named Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology, or CKDue. Delhi-based non-profit Centre for Science and Environment recently analysed water samples from the affected areas. Tests revealed people are consuming poor quality water, but also contradicted a widely-held belief that arsenic and cadmium in drinking water is the main cause of the disease. Down To Earth reports

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