Boron and the kidney.

  title={Boron and the kidney.},
  author={Madeleine Valdes Pahl and B. Dwight Culver and Nosratola D. Vaziri},
  journal={Journal of renal nutrition : the official journal of the Council on Renal Nutrition of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={15 4},
Boron, the fifth element in the periodic table, is ubiquitous in nature. It is present in food and in surface and ocean waters, and is frequently used in industrial, cosmetic, and medical settings. Exposure to boron and related compounds has been recently implicated as a potential cause of chronic kidney disease in Southeast Asia. This observation prompted the present review of the published data on the effects of acute and chronic exposure to boron on renal function and structure in human… CONTINUE READING