Weed-derived compounds in Serbian groundwater could contribute to endemic kidney disease

(American Chemical Society) People living in Balkan farming villages along the Danube River have long suffered from a unique type of kidney disease known as Balkan endemic nephropathy. Recently, scientists linked the disorder to compounds from a local weed that could be taken up into food crops from the soil. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' journalEnvironmental Science&Technology have discovered that contaminated groundwater could be another important source of human exposure.
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