Dirty Air Might Harm Your Kidneys

Author Name: 
Robert Preidt
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

 

 
Studies have found a link between so-called particle pollution and renal function. Researchers discovered that air pollution may harm your kidneys, and that as exposure to particulate 

matter air pollution increased, so did the risk of poorer kidney function, kidney disease and kidney failure.

"Even levels below the limit set by the [Environmental Protection Agency] were harmful to the kidneys. This suggests that there is no safe level of air pollution," said study leader Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly.