Phthalates may be linked with rapid disease progression in adults with CKD

Select contaminants within the phthalate class may be linked to more rapid deterioration in kidney function, researchers from New York University found in a recently published study.
“Human exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment is ubiquitous. Exposure to these organic pollutants has been associated with adverse effects on kidney structure and function,” David M. Charytan, MD, of the division of nephrology and department of medicine at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, wrote along with colleagues.
Researchers conducted a cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis involving

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