by Dr. Leo Galland
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found an association between low level exposure to lead and reduced kidney function in healthy American teenagers. Although all of the teens had blood lead levels within a range generally accepted as safe, those with higher levels within that range had reduced kidney function when compared to those with lower lead levels.
The importance of these findings is that even small decreases in kidney function tend to become amplified with time and 26 million Americans currently suffer from chronic kidney disease. Continue reading »