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Kidney disease attributed to global warming

Dec 29, 2010 10:12:08 AM - itnnews.lk

Latest investigations have attributed global warming to the spread of the Kidney disease in several areas. The investigation was carried out by a team led by Specialist Dr. Dhammika Menike Dissanayake of the Peradeniya University.

More than 2200 kidney patients have already been identified from the North Central Province. Nearly 3000 have succumbed to the disease. The team carried out an investigation to specifically determine the reason for the contract of the disease. It revealed that the drinking of water contaminated with a poison emitted by 15 types of Algae in the irrigation water, was the reason for the malfunctioning of kidneys.

Dr. Menike Dissanayake pointed out that the main reason for the spread of this algae is the soaring temperature in the environment. She said the temperature in the region had further increased. A necessary environment had to be created to overcome this situation. As such, she added that discussions are already in progress with the related establishments to take necessary initiatives.

The increase in temperature is attributed to environmental destruction. Dr. Menike Dissanayake is of the view that immediate action had to be taken to plant trees and restructure the irrigation network so that the water is purified.