Countries target pesticides as suspected link to rare kidney disease

By Sasha Chavkin

Governments from El Salvador to Sri Lanka explore the role of pesticides in a malady killing laborers, as other scientists eye heat stress.

Excerpts from this story referencing "dehydration":

"… r scientific evidence linking the malady to the effects of heat stress and dehydration. ------------------------- Don’t miss a single Center for Public Integ …"

"… , at least in Central America, stronger evidence points to heat stress and dehydration. One study found that sugarcane workers with more physically strenuous job …"

"… vest season. Emerging evidence also points toward a possible mechanism for dehydration causing kidney failure, related to the activity of an enzyme in the kidney …"

In India, verdant terrain conceals clues to a fatal kidney disease

By Sasha Chavkin

How a rare kidney disease is killing laborers and vexing researchers in three countries.

Excerpts from this story referencing "dehydration":

"… nd-stage renal disease in the United States, and is consistent with severe dehydration and toxic poisoning.Yet in other ways Uddanam is different. The research t …"

As kidney disease kills thousands across continents, scientists scramble for answers

By Sasha Chavkin

How a rare kidney disease is killing laborers and vexing researchers in three countries.

Excerpts from this story referencing "dehydration":

"… idney damage, known as tubulo-interstitial disease, consistent with severe dehydration and toxic poisoning.Other common links offer clues to a possible cause. Th …"

"… study.The BU team has pinpointed evidence suggesting that heat stress and dehydration are key contributing factors. Workers who performed strenuous labor in the …"

"… at I would call the second hit, which would be the strenuous labor and the dehydration that may come from this difficult work,” he said.Researchers in El Salva …"

A toxic embrace

By Murali Krishnan and Shantanu Guha Ray

India’s wide use of asbestos brings dire warnings

Excerpts from this story referencing "Andhra Pradesh":

"… tos is considered an essential ingredient of growth. In India’s southern Andhra Pradesh state, a pro-asbestos agenda is being pushed by one of its MPs, Gaddam Viv …"

India

By Sheetal Doshi

India's central HIV/AIDS agency, there have been 124,995 officially reported cases of AIDS from 1986 to August 2006

Excerpts from this story referencing "Andhra Pradesh":

"… of HIV/AIDS are in two southern states: 52,036 in Tamil Nadu and 15,099 in Andhra Pradesh. In fact, those two states, along with the southern state of Karnataka and …"