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Study attributes significant amount of kidney disease globally to PM2.5 pollution

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pollution is significant, according to an analysis presented at ASN (American Society of Nephrology) Kidney Week. For example, DALYs per 100,000 were 366.71 (251.05, 498.01) in Nicaragua and 353.93 (260.05-449.24) in Mexico, compared to 44.59 (24.07-65.74) in the United States. Air pollution might at least partially explain the rise in incidence of CKD of unknown origin in many geographies around the world, and the rise in Mesoamerican nephropathy in Mexico and Central America.

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