The online version of the Philippines' leading business newspaper features virtually all the stories and statistical data available in the print edition. (RT @franciscorpuz: Breathing air in metro can cause cancer.
In Metro Manila, 15 million residents are exposed to polluted air every day, adversely affecting their resistance. Experts from the Philippine Medical Association (PMA) aired a warning that a big number of these residents may be suffering from diseases caused by air pollution or worse—may already have acquired such diseases that eventually will lead to lung cancer, the third leading cause of death in the Philippines, next to heart disease and vascular diseases.
The PMA warned residents of Metro Manila they may have a shorter life expectancy because of the dust particles they inhale from the air every day.