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Breathing L.A. Air May Increase Your Risk of Kidney Disease

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St. Louis Washington University School of medicine researchers determined that as pollution levels increased, so did the rate of kidney disease among their clinical subjects, based on data from Environmental protection Agency, NASA, and the Department of Veteran Affairs. The senior study investigator indicated that roughly 45,000 new cases of kidney disease are a result of air pollution. The source of the risk appears to be particulate matter that enters the bloodstream, which over time degrades kidney health. Read more at the 89.3KPCC article.