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How can I tell if someone has inhaled toxic fumes?

It is often difficult to tell if a poisoning victim has inhaled toxic fumes. Sometimes when a person breathes in toxic fumes, his or her skin may turn pale or ashen, which indicates a lack of oxygen.

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