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Study Connects Monsanto’s Roundup to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic | EcoWatch via @ecowatch

Study Connects Monsanto’s Roundup to Fatal Kidney Disease Epidemic | EcoWatch via @ecowatch

A new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health may have found a link between Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer and a fatal chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) epidemic, which has affected several poor farming regions across the globe, reports GreenMedInfo . CKDu, a disease which is almost completely treatable in wealthier countries, has killed more people in El Salvador and Nicaragua than diabetes, AIDS and leukemia combined, over the last five years on record, according to the Center for Public Integrity . The study, Glyphosate, Hard Water and Nephrotoxic Metals: Are They the Culprits Behind the Epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in Sri Lanka? hypothesizes that while Roundup (also known as glyphosate) is toxic, it is not solely capable of destroying kidney tissue on the scale recently seen in ric...

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