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How is industrial waste poisoning by benzene treated?

Treatment for industrial waste poisoning by benzene is focused on the effects of the toxin. Because there is no antidote for benzene, most people who have come in contact with or inhaled it must be hospitalized and may never fully recover. To treat this condition, doctors will support respiratory function by administering oxygen and monitor heart and nervous system functions. Follow-up care includes blood and urine tests.

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