Concern over Sri Lanka kidney disease

Incurable ailment linked to farming chemicals prompts calls for controls on pesticide use.

    Thousands of Sri Lankans suffer from an incurable kidney disease that researchers have linked to chemicals used in modern agriculture.

    Unlike other kidney conditions, Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology or CKDu has baffled the medical community.

    Now the World Health Organisation is calling for better controls on the use of pesticides and fertilisers in Sri Lanka.

    Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from Anuradhapura.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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