“Climate Change Likely To Lead To More Kidney Stones”

kidneystones

http://www.popsci.com/article/science/climate-change-likely-lead-more-kidney-stones?dom=PSC&loc=topstories&con=climate-change-likely-to-lead-to-more-kidney-stones-

The hotter weather expected with climate change is likely to cause a litany of figurative aches for humanity (and already is), but some of those pains may be quite literal. A new study found that higher temperatures significantly increase the risk of developing kidney stones, hard crystals that are painful to pass and which can cause damage to the organs. The idea is that hotter weather leads people to become more dehydrated, which allows minerals to concentrate and crystalize within the body.

 

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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

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