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Agrochemicals and Chronic Kidney Disease of MultiFactorial Origin ( CKDmfo ) : An Environmentally Induced , Occupational Exposure Disease

@inproceedings{Wimalawansa2015AgrochemicalsAC,
  title={Agrochemicals and Chronic Kidney Disease of MultiFactorial Origin ( CKDmfo ) : An Environmentally Induced , Occupational Exposure Disease},
  author={S. Wimalawansa},
  year={2015}
}
The contamination of food and water through waste and agricultural runoff poses serious threats to humans. Pollution with microbes causes noticeable diarrheal diseases, whereas agrochemicals, heavy metals, fluoride, and toxins cause insidious diseases and premature deaths. Chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDuo) was first seen in dry-zonal agricultural regions in equatorial countries in the mid-1960s, and in Sri Lanka, in mid-1990s. A number of agents and toxins have been postulated as… Expand

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