Concern over Sri Lanka kidney disease

[ Al Jazeera ] - [ Oct 05, 2012 12:48:13 GMT ]

Thousands of Sri Lankans suffer from an incurable kidney disease that researchers have linked to chemicals used in modern agriculture. Unlike other kidney conditions, Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology or CKDu has baffled the medical community. Now the World Health Organisation is calling for better controls on the use of pesticides and fertilisers in Sri Lanka. [ full story ]

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