Published: Thursday 30 April 1998

Studies in Kathmandu reveal that infants and children are much more vulnerable to vehicular exhaust. Lead in the auto emission can cause severe behavioural changes, affect the child's capacity of body movements and other less noticeable illness. In severe cases, there can be a total brain disorder and even kidney failure. Health experts caution that adults could be affected as well.

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