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A group of doctors warned of possible illnesses people may get because of heavy traffic in Metro Manila.
Doctors from the Coalition of Clean Air Advocates of the Philippines said that at the very least, heavy traffic may cause hypertension among commuters because of stress.
Hypertension may lead to heart attack or stroke if experienced regularly.
A daily dose of heavy traffic with all the pollution it brings may also lead to more serious conditions such as coronary artery disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COD).
The warning debunks Transportation Secretary Jun Abaya’s statement recently that traffic is not fatal.
Abaya has already issued a public apology for comments he made on the impact of Metro Manila traffic on the lives of commuters. (Umagang Kay Ganda)
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This article has been re-published with permission from ABS-CBNnews.com.