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What increases my risk for industrial waste poisoning?

The risk factors for industrial waste poisoning are mainly proximity and length of exposure time. When a large factory or industrial plant releases toxic waste substances into the air or water, the people living closest to the source will be most affected. People who work at industrial facilities and families that live near them have a higher risk for industrial waste poisoning. Because poisoning results when someone breathes or touches toxic waste, one way to reduce your risk of poisoning is to avoid spending time near industrial facilities.

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