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    Kidney disease in Sri Lanka linked to chemicals

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    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 Organization is calling for better controls on the use of pesticides and fertilizers in Sri Lanka. Al Jazeera's Minelle Fernandez reports from Anuradhapura.