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Climate Change Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease

Researchers from University of Colorado recently published an assessment outlining a link between climate change and chronic kidney disease (CKD). There have recently been epidemics of CKD in hot rural regions of the world, including the Americas, Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This paper reviewed existing literature to make a case for heat stress nephropathy, a type of CKD caused by recurrent exposure to high temperatures and inadequate hydration, hence the link to climate change. Heat stress nephropathy is distinct from that caused by hypertension, diabetes or Glomerulonephritis. The results of the review found higher levels of ...

WHO Provides Connection between Environmental Health and Personal Health

As a part of an effort to underscore the impact of theoretical issues, such as climate change and pollution, on personal health, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report detailing the number of deaths that can be attributed to living or working in an unhealthy environment. The WHO report indicates that nearly one in four of all deaths globally can be attributed to living or working in an unhealthy environment. Pollution-related illnesses and deaths adversely affect children and the elderly, as well as citizens of low- or middle-income countries that serve as manufacturing hubs. Nearly two-thirds of ...

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