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9 Toxins That Can Hurt Your Kidneys (+ How to Avoid Them!)

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Using anti mosquito spray outdoors
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man's hand cutting salmon
Pexels

The Toxin: Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)


hand pouring soda into glass
iStock

The Toxin: Phosphorus


Spraying insect repellent on skin
iStock

The Toxin: Pesticides


field of lettuce
pina messina

The Toxin: Cadmium


plastic water bottle on table
Steve Johnson

The Toxin: Phthalates


Organic ginger
iStock

The Toxin: Aristolochic Acid


man pumping gas
Gabriel Côté

The Toxin: Lead


pile of dead fish
Jakub Kapusnak

The Toxin: Mercury


woman drinking water
Daria Shevtsova

The Toxin: Copper


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Sarah is a freelance writer based in New York City and the cofounder of Empire Coven, a digital space for highlighting trailblazing women across New York City. Her work covers a range of topics, with a special focus on mental health, sex, and relationships content, and has appeared at Bustle, Insider, Healthline, Men’s Health, mindbodygreen, Fashionista, Greatist, HuffPost, Architectural Digest, and more. Sarah has also spent time living in Italy and Australia, writing as she traveled.