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 "Latin America":

"… ” Monsanto confirmed it sells glyphosate in El Salvador and across Latin America, but said it is confident the product does not cause renal disease. "When …"

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 "Andhra Pradesh":

"… riking down the villagers of this remote agricultural belt in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. In some villages, the disease has impacted from 24 to 37 percent o …"

"… ad karma, full of suffering.”Since their deaths, the state government of Andhra Pradesh has established new programs that assist Uddanam’s victims. A statewide …"

"… y Dr. Ravi Raju Tatapudi, a leading nephrologist who served three years as Andhra Pradesh’s director of medical education.But almost all of the area’s nephrolog …"

"… oor-to-door surveys in Uddanam for the Harvard study and grew up nearby in Andhra Pradesh, said the heat was so overwhelming one day, he had to stop and lie down wh …"

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 "illness":

"… He had chronic kidney disease, advanced into its late stages.Rajaratna’s illness is part of an epidemic sweeping northern Sri Lanka. The disease affects th …"

"… ches its advanced, deadly stages.Unlike Sri Lanka and Central America, the illness affects men and women roughly equally, according to separate findings by r …"

"… Brook University. The gender equality and geographic concentration of the illness have focused concentration on potential contamination, particularly in the …"

"… ar companies, demanding that the ailment be compensated as an occupational illness.The Ingenio San Antonio sugar plantation is the epicenter of the fight. Th …"

A toxic embrace

By Murali Krishnan and Shantanu Guha Ray

India’s wide use of asbestos brings dire warnings

Excerpts from this story referencing "China":

"… ntry is now the world’s second largest asbestos market, behind only China, consuming nearly 350,000 metric tons in 2008. The industry generates more …"

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 "Maharashtra":

"… tates, along with the southern state of Karnataka and the western state of Maharashtra, which together make up 30 percent of India's population, account for abou …"

"… AIDS Prevention and Control Project in Tamil Nadu and the Avert Society in Maharashtra.The U.S. has provided technical assistance through the Centers for Disease …"