How is industrial waste poisoning diagnosed?

Industrial waste poisoning can typically be diagnosed by blood and urine tests. A physician can detect a toxic chemical in the body by measuring the amount found in blood and urine.

In the case of some chemicals, such as benzene, a breath test can be used to determine if you have been exposed to the toxic waste. This test must be conducted shortly after exposure. Also, if a person has been exposed to cyanide, the doctor can also use a breath test to determine if poisoning has occurred. In the case of cyanide poisoning, the breath may or may not have a bitter odor resembling almonds. In most cases of industrial waste poisoning, a timely diagnosis is important and the doctor may use information about where the person was and an account of what happened to start treatment before waiting around for test results.

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