Roadside Emissions and Kidney Disease

Residential proximity to major roadways and renal function(Abstract, Shih-Ho Lue, Gregory A Wellenius, Elissa H Wilker, Elizabeth Mostofsky, Murray A Mittleman, J Epidemiol Community Health, May 13, 2013)

Also discussed here: Diesel emissions harming kidneys(Dr Cory Couillard, VibeGhana, May 14, 2013)

Today we review some research indicating that those who breathe particulates near busy roads risk not only a higher risk of cardiovascular disease but also kidney disease. Results indicate that when the proximity is less than 50 m can cause a relative aging of 4 years.


Kidney (Photo credit: Joshua Schwimmer)

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