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How common is industrial waste poisoning?

Industrial waste poisoning is fairly common and accounts for more than 25 percent of all diseases throughout the world. Exposure to toxic chemicals in workplaces and communities happens all the time. Accidents and toxic fumes leaking from factories, mills, and mining operations cause industrial waste poisoning to occur at different levels of severity. It also varies from community to community. For example, vinyl chloride is produced in factories that manufacture car parts, pipes, some plastics, and furniture. People who work and live in a town where this toxin is produced has a greater chance of suffering from poisoning.

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