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Is industrial waste poisoning serious?

Industrial waste poisoning is very serious. People who inhale toxic chemicals may experience symptoms very quickly. Symptoms range from shortness of breath, headaches, and depression, to coma, permanent damage to organs in the body, or even death. People suffering from signs of industrial waste poisoning require immediate medical attention.

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