Can industrial waste poisoning be prevented?

Industrial waste poisoning can be prevented in some cases. The federal government currently works with communities that are near industrial factories to ensure the safety of its residents. Guidelines have been set for workers who come into contact with toxic waste products and the amount of chemicals that can be in drinking water. Medical personnel are trained to treat chemical exposure and poisoning in the event it occurs. Studies are being done to track industrial waste and its effect on humans.

For people who live near factories or mines, limiting contact with toxic chemicals is important. Washing hands thoroughly after working or playing outdoors is important. For industrial employees, showering before going home and keeping all work clothing separate are also precautions that can be taken.

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