Some examples of occupational products that can contribute to kidney damage and failure arebenzene, organic solvents such as fuels, paints, and degreasing agents. Agrochemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides can also cause kidney illness.
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What are the environmental toxins that cause kidney failure?
Environmental Toxins That Cause Kidney Disease and Failure. Toxins present in the environment are a common but under-appreciated cause of kidney disease and kidney failure. Environmental causes typically include chemical agents (eg. heavy metals), physical agents (eg. high temperature/heat, dehydration), and biological/infectious agents (eg.
Can chemicals and heavy metals cause kidney problems?
Some chemicals and heavy metals cause severe injury to the kidney, while others produce chronic changes that can lead to kidney failure and cancer. In the workplace, the most common route of exposure to occupational renal disease is by inhalation (breathing a substance into the lungs), skin absorption, and swallowing.
Do drugs cause kidney failure?
According to a 2008 review published in American Family Physician: 鈥淒rugs cause approximately 20 percent of community-and hospital-acquired episodes of acute renal failure. In part, drugs can cause kidney inflammation, which can lead to fibrosis and renal scarring, and thus, kidney failure.
What are the causes of chronic renal failure?
Less common causes of chronic renal failure include: Polycystic kidney disease Reflux nephropathy (damage caused by urine backflow from the bladder into the ureters and kidney) Nephrotic syndrome Alport’s disease Interstitial nephritis Kidney stones Prostate disease