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Christel Peters

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IMPACT Newsletter

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UMaine researchers contributed to a March 2020 article that studies the effects of chemicals found in drinking water - and how the combination of certain chemicals could be the cause of a mysterious, chronic kidney disease impacting millions of people around the world.

Assistant Professor of Environmental Physiology, Nishad Jayasundara, and doctoral candidate Remy Babich, report that the consumption of chemicals and exposure to other environmental stressors could lead to kidney dysfunction. Their findings have implications for kidney development in children who may consume this water.


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