Kidney Damage in First Responders Linked to 9/11

Researchers from Mt. Sinai Hospital have linked kidney damage in 9/11 first responders to inhalation of high levels of particulate matter, including cement dust, smoke, glass fibers and heavy metals at Ground Zero. Exposure to these toxins has already been linked to lung and heart issues in this patient group,…

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CKD Risk Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency

Researchers from Monash Medical Centre in Australia have discovered that vitamin D deficiency is linked to an increased risk of CKD. Studying a group of men and women aged 25 and older, they found a link between low vitamin D levels and the incidence of albuminuria, or protein leakage in…

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