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poisonsMan-made Toxins

Today, most of the poisons on our planet don't come from nature. They are made from human beings. Whether it's the chemicals we make and use to create things like plastic, batteries, and computers, or other products like gasoline and pesticides or poisons used to kill pests, human beings have created a lot of toxic things or substances. When these poisonous substances are burned, dumped in the water, or spilled on the earth, they create serious pollution that poisons our air, water, and land. If animals or human beings inhale this polluted air, drink the polluted water or live on polluted land, it can make us sick. Most man-made toxins are damaging to our environment and our health.

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