Can sitting in traffic cause illness?

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Posted at Oct 12 2018 09:43 AM

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Can sitting too long in traffic cause illness? Better believe it, according to Dr. Rustico Jimenez, president of the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines. 

Speaking to radio DZMM, Jimenez said there are various illnesses caused by sitting in traffic for too long. These include hypertension, ulcers, respiratory problems, neck and back pains and even heart attacks. 

A World Health Organization study earlier said more than 90 percent of deaths linked to air pollution occur in low- or middle-income countries, mainly in Asia and Africa.

Jimenez said those who drink medicine for hypertension should take their medicine for riding public transportation. RADIO DZMM, October 12, 2018