The cure for some cases of industrial waste poisoning relies on how quickly the assigned antidote is administered. Most toxic chemicals that cause poisoning are eliminated from the body after medical treatment. For example, in the case of vinyl chloride poisoning, the person breathes and urinates the toxin out of their body in a short amount of time. These people, however, must continue to be observed because the effects of the poisoning may continue and cause more damage to the body and its systems. People who survive industrial waste poisoning by hydrogen cyanide run the risk of having brain damage that may affect memory or personality.