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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Roundup Weedkiller Linked To Global Epidemic of Fatal Kidney Disease

READ ENTIRE OPEN ACCESS STUDY at this link>>>http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/11/2/2125

The extent of the health problem is so massive that the Center for Public Integrity found that CKDu has killed more people in El Salvador and Nicaragua than diabetes, AIDS and leukemia combined, over the past 5 years on record.

Titled, "Glyphosate, Hard Water and Nephrotoxic Metals: Are They the Culprits Behind the Epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in Sri Lanka?"” researchers hypothesized that while glyphosate is toxic, it alone is not capable of destroying kidney tissue on the scale recently observed in rice paddy regions of Northern Sri Lanka, or in El Salvador where it is the second leading cause of death among men. They propose glyphosate becomes extremely toxic to the kidney when it mixes with ‘hard’ water or heavy metals like arsenic and cadmium, either naturally present in the soil or added externally through fertilizer inputs. Hard water contains "metals," such as calcium, magnesium, strontium and iron, along with carbonate, bicarbonate, sulphate and chlorides.

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