Navajo Uranium Assessment and Kidney Health Project

The Navajo Uranium Assessment and Kidney Health Project (NUAKHP) was a congressionally mandated study conducted by researchers from the University of New Mexico and Crownpoint IHS Hospital on kidney functions of Navajo Native Americans who lived and worked near decommissioned uranium mines. The long-term goal of the five-year project beginning in 2006,[1] was to use the studies results to develop a kidney health registry to inform concerned people about possible risks of local drinking water.[2][3][4][5][6]


  1. ^ "NIH RePORTER". National Institutes of Health. Retrieved 7 May 2018.[full citation needed]
  2. ^ "Building Community Capacity: Training and Assessments of Uranium Impacts in Diné Communities". Southwest Research and Information Center. 2003.
  3. ^ "Navajo Uranium Assessment and Kidney Health Project (NUAKHP)". National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Archived from the original on 2019-04-09.
  4. ^ "Toxicological Profile for Uranium - Chapter 3 - health effects" (PDF). Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
  5. ^ "Interview with Dr. Johnnye Lewis on Navajo Uranium Impact Studies". La Jicarita. 31 August 2012.
  6. ^ Bindu Pannikar, Esther Yassie, and Doug Brugge. "Ethics of Uranium Mining Research and the Navajo People". In Dianne Quigley, Ph.D, Amy Lowman, M.P.H. (ed.). Tortured Science: Health Studies, Ethics and Nuclear Weapons in the United States.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)