in the Philippines, a 17-yr old student died within a month drinking 1.5 liter coke daily thinking that it is like water. . He was not drinking water… There was no waning at all. . Aside from the carcinogen mention in the news, the high level of ACIDITY is another deadly ingredient. . One chemical engineer in one chemical company here supplying coke with its Ingredient told me it’s phosphoric acid. .All soft drinks contains this. . This threatens the ACIDOSIS of the blood. . bringing the blood ph below 7.4 (common cause of diseases. . that favors the pharmaceutical industries). . If our blood ph goes below 7.0, we are in a coma. . Somebody should analyze this acid in soft drinks. . And let be exposed in the media for our health protection. . and for the savings we got from buying medicines. . Our FDA attacks alkaline drinking water. . but it is quiet on the DEPTHS OF ACIDITY in soft drinks. . What kind of a regulatory body is this.