Is The Air You’re Breathing Causing Your Kidney Disease and What You Can Do?

At the 2017 Kidney Week a study was presented estimating that air pollution was attributed to more than 10.7 million cases per year of chronic kidney disease globally. This is a significant amount of chronic kidney disease that is related to air pollution.

Researcher Benjamin Bowe, MPH, of the Clinical Epidemiology Center at the VA Saint Louis Healthcare System said, “Air pollution might at least partially explain the rise in incidence of CKD of unknown origin in many geographies around the world, and the rise in Mesoamerican nephropathy in Mexico and Central America.”

“The Global Burden of Kidney Disease Attributable to Air Pollution” (Abstract 2768453) Provided by: American Society of Nephrology

If you have kidney disease what does this mean for you?

Should you move to a rural area? This is a difficult option for most people but a more realistic option is to take a good quality multivitamin safe for kidney disease. 

What a multivitamin will do is provide nutrients that will help your body make anti-oxidants. Natural substances that help your body to neutralize toxins.