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ColoradoSPH research uncovers risk factors for mysterious kidney disease in farm workers

(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Previous studies have identified an illness called 'Mesoamerican Nephropathy,' also referred to as Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin (CKDu). Notably, this new study shows that when a workforce has access to water, rest, and shade, the rates of CKDu onset and kidney injury are lower, and the injury is less severe than that seen in previous studies.
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