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Title: Unraveling the Mystery of an Environmental Disease

A progressive, invariably fatal kidney disease, Balkan endemic nephropathy, and the upper urothelial tract cancer associated with it, occur among residents of farming villages in the Danube river basimore »n. Dr. Arthur Grollman and his colleagues began epidemiologic and clinical studies that resulted in the discovery that home-baked bread, a dietary staple of farm families living in the endemic area, was contaminated with aristolochic acid, a powerful kidney toxin and human carcinogen that was present in Aristolochia weeds that grow in local wheatfields.« less
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Title: Unraveling the Mystery of an Environmental Disease
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Publication Date: 2008-05-15
OSTI Identifier: 1007966
DOE Contract Number: AC02-98CH10886
Other Number(s): TRN: US201117%%532
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Brookhaven Science Associates' Distinguished Lecture Series, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York (United States), presented on May 15, 2008
Research Org: BNL (Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC); Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA)
Subject: 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES ; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES ; BNL ; BREAD ; CARCINOGENS ; DANUBE RIVER ; DISEASES ; FARMS ; KIDNEYS ; NEOPLASMS ; TOXINS ; WEEDS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:10:00
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27