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_________ from leachate cause chest pain in humans in case of acute exposure.

(a) Lead

(b) Benzene

(c) Mercury

(d) Cadmium

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Question is from Groundwater Contamination in section Regulation of E-waste, Groundwater Contamination & Injection Well Disposal of Hazardous Waste Management

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Right choice is (d) Cadmium

For explanation I would say: Cadmium from leachate cause metallic taste, cough, chest pain, nausea, diarrhea, skin irritation in humans in case of acute exposure.

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