Free gas masks as protection vs pollution pushed


The head of an environmental group has urged the health and education departments to consider issuing gas masks free to students to protect them from air pollution.

Joey Papa, president of Bangon Kalikasan Movement, said in a statement that employers should also provide the same to their workers not only in Metro Manila but also in other urban areas in the country.

Respiratory diseases, Papa added, are among the leading causes of illnesses leading to absences in school and work places. Lead, among the heavy metals contained in emissions from smoke-belching vehicles, affect brain development especially among the young.

“We are suggesting gas masks because simple handkerchiefs or surgical masks are no longer effective. A thick layer of protection is necessary to prevent the carbon dioxide from being inhaled,”

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  • opinyonlangpo

    It seems some enterprising people of authority has set up a gas mask business. Business is business, good luck.

  • Practicalandconcerned

    Mass Transport Systems yan ang makatulong. Paligoy ligoy pa


    After signing the RH law for Free cancer pills. A Free gas mask sprouts from the nose of Student Canteen cleaners. The Boy AB never stop producing Showbizz to hide the evils of RH law that entice 10 years old pupil to be sex consious anti life maniacs.But sex education will be enforced only to poor choiceless young child in public school. The Rich parents who’s young 10 year old child can choose which Private school to attend will be Exempted from Child sex education. RH law is SELECTIVE to enforced to the poor only.

    • Mangangarap

      Wow! Para sa inyo ang movement/proposal na ito! Kailangan mo talaga ng gasmask! Tindi ng nalanghap mong usok kung anu-ano sinasabi niyong kalokohan.

  • Allan

    just implement the clean-air act and things will get better!

  • Charles Lynel F. Joven

    plant more trees, stop logging and mining, strictly enforce anti-pollution regulations..and we’ll all have clean air and water….

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