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

Green Car Congress

Benjamin Bowe, MPH, (Clinical Epidemiology Center at the VA Saint Louis Health Care System) and his colleagues previously described an association between increased levels of fine particulate matter and risk of developing CKD. 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. The global toll of chronic kidney disease (CKD) attributable to PM 2.5

2017 219