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New Delhi declares emergency as toxic smog chokes city

NEW DELHI: The Indian capital declared a pollution emergency and banned the entry of trucks and construction activity as a toxic smog hung over the city for a third day on Thursday and air quality worsened by the hour. Illegal crop…

Air pollution linked to kidney disease risk: study

WASHINGTON: Breathing dirty air may increase the risk for kidney problems, a study in U.S. veterans suggests. “Air pollution is a risk factor for kidney disease development,” Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly of the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care…

Air pollution can affect blood pressure: study

PARIS: Long-term exposure to urban air pollution incrementally increases the risk of high blood pressure, according to a study released Tuesday of more than 41,000 European city-dwellers.  Constant noise pollution -- especially traffic --…