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Is industrial waste poisoning contagious?

No, industrial waste poisoning is not contagious. The only way to develop this condition is by direct contact with or inhalation of a toxic chemical. In some instances, however, contaminated clothing can contaminate others. All clothing that has come in contact with industrial waste should be double-bagged and kept away from people. Leather and leather products should be burned because these substances tend to absorb chemicals like benzene.

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