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Are Chemical Fertilizers Significantly Contributing to the CKDu in Sri Lanka?
Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu) has been a major concern in Sri Lanka, especially in the North Central Province as well as some other parts of the dry zone, claiming lives of hundreds of locals over the past few decades. Many researches conducted so far in the country to find out actual causes for CKDu, has […]Sri Lanka
Do Agrochemicals Cause Kidney Disease?
The reason for banning synthetic fertilisers to be replaced by compost is one of the stupidest decisions taken by the Government. Our President was led to this irrational decision on the premise that agrochemicals cause the kidney disease in the north-central province by a set of pseudo experts without any experience in either the kidney […]Sri Lanka
A Tragedy of Relying on Misinformation: Import Ban on Synthetic Fertilizers.
Excerpt: … Agrochemicals are generally considered as the causal factors for many of the non-communicable diseases (NCDs), especially the chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology (CKDu). Such unproven ideology has been forced into minds of people who are suffering from the disease. Some even dubbed CKDu as ‘Agricultural kidney disease’. This propaganda campaign has brainwashed […]Sri Lanka
GMOA President Misleading the Public
Dr. Parakrama Waidyanatha Courtesy The Island Dr Anurudha Padeniya, President of the GMOA in a LankaCNews presentation overwhelmed this writer with trepidation and fear. What is his mission in public fear-mongering? The title of his talk (in Sinhala) was Agrochemical which is a mass-exterminator” kills ten times more than Corona”. He claims that while the […]Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Expels Ship Carrying Nuclear Material for China
The country’s Atomic Energy Regulatory Council said the MV BBC Naples was asked to leave after it was found to be in the Chinese-run port of Hambantota on Tuesday night carrying uranium hexafluoride. Sri Lankan authorities on Wednesday expelled MV BBC Naples. (Representational) Colombo, Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan authorities on Wednesday expelled an Antigua-registered ship […]Sri Lanka Nuclear Industry
Sri Lanka: Published studies on Chronic Kidney Disease and fluoride
The following is a series of studies performed in Sri Lanka to understand the cause of the high incident rate of Chronic Kidney Disease of uncertain aetiology (CKDu) in the North Central province of the country. There are high fluoride levels in the drinking water in the same area. The latest paper by Jayalal et […]Sri Lanka
The ‘food’ that eats us away
It is of great concern that globally, people and particularly children are exposed to unidentified toxic chemicals. Silently and insidiously, they cause inflammation and chronic diseases, damage organs, disrupt metabolic processes, erode intelligence, disrupt behaviour, curtail or even put a stop to future achievements – all adding up to damaged societies, particularly and most seriously […]Sri Lanka
Assessment of Groundwater Quality in CKDu Affected Areas of Sri Lanka: Implications for Drinking Water Treatment.
Abstract This study investigated the water quality of the groundwater that was collected from the chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) prevailing areas in the dry zone of Sri Lanka to assess its suitability for drinking purposes, and for the first time a Water Quality Index (WQI) with emphasis on proposing appropriate drinking water […]Sri Lanka
Groundwater fluoride in Sri Lanka: opportunities to mitigate the risk at maximum contaminant level
Abstract: High groundwater fluoride (F) is one of the major environmental hazards in the dry zone of Sri Lanka. The prolonged exposure to F at maximum contaminant levels can give rise to lifelong debility and disability among its inhabitants. Objectives: This study investigated the F contamination in groundwater resources in Sri Lanka above recommended Maximum […]Sri Lanka
The exploitation of minerals of Sri Lanka
An excerpt from a longer article: …The question that may be asked is what happens when all these resources are extracted out of the ground to be enjoyed by someone else? Is this not exploitation to benefit a select few in the short term? What happens to the human populations in these countries, after they […]Sri Lanka Phosphate Industry